This collection of essays lays bare cutting-edge ideas – and the ensuing dilemmas – in teacher education. Through the agency of «conversation» leading educational thinkers grapple with one another as they debate ideas within particular strands of teacher education knowledge, and pose provocative questions to the reader. This innovative design compels the reader to engage in and further the dialogue, and in doing so to contribute, situate, and examine his or her own position.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. X, 157 pp., num. ill.
Contents: Caroline Riches/Fiona J Benson: Introduction – Perspectives on Governance: Carolyn M. Shields: American Educational
Governance: Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities Meet Paradox and Challenge - Peter P. Grimmett: Response - Peter P. Grimmett:
The Governance of Canadian Teacher Education: A Macro-Political Perspective - Carolyn M. Shields: Response – Exploring the
Landscape of Teacher Education: Ruth Kane: The Teacher Education Landscape of My Imagining - Thomas Falkenberg: Response -
Thomas Falkenberg: Starting with the End in Mind: Ethics-of-Care-Based Teacher Education - Ruth Kane: Response – The Quality
of Field Experience Programs: Clare Kosnik: It Is Not Just Practice: Conflicting Goals, Unclear Expectations, Mixed Messages
- Jean-François Desbiens: Response - Jean-François Desbiens: Practical Training Must Be More than Just Good Will in the Field
- Clare Kosnik: Response – Responding to Diversity and Demands for Social Justice: Claudia Mitchell: «This has nothing
to do with us - or does it?» Youth as Knowledge Producers in addressing HIV and AIDS in a Canadian Preservice Education
Program - Vianne Timmons: Response - Vianne Timmons: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusivity: Preparing Preservice Teachers for
Diversity - Claudia Mitchell: Response – Imagining Sustainable Futures for the Work of Teachers: Anne M. Phelan: A New Thing
in an Old World? Instrumentalism, Teacher Education, and Responsibility - James Trier: Response - James Trier: Subversive
Engagements in Teacher Education - Anne M. Phelan: Response – Fiona J Benson/Caroline Riches: Afterword.