Redefining Teacher Education

The Theories of Jerome Bruner and the Practice of Training Teachers

by Diane D. Orlofsky (Author)
Textbook XIV, 140 Pages
Series: Rethinking Childhood, Volume 20


Policymakers, educators, and the public continuously cry for the wholesale reform of teacher education. This book responds by issuing a call for reform from within each individual methods classroom. Teacher educators are challenged to use the learning theories of Jerome Bruner as a catalyst for constructing their own narrative concerning teacher education. This book provides practical applications of theory in order to improve pedagogical techniques. It challenges teacher educators and their students to become individuals who won’t be afraid to take risks, make generalizations, search their value systems, hone their communication and management skills, and be models of competence in thinking and learning.


XIV, 140
ISBN (Softcover)
pedagogical techniques reform communication management risks
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. XIV, 154 pp.

Biographical notes

Diane D. Orlofsky (Author)

The Author: Diane D. Orlofsky is Professor of Music Education (P-12) at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. She received her Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University. Her articles on teacher education and music education have appeared in numerous professional journals. She has won several teaching awards and was named an American Fellow by the American Association of University Women for her groundbreaking work on the application of Bruner’s writings to the field of teacher education.


Title: Redefining Teacher Education