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Volume 3, Issue 2, 2006

National Editorial Board and Editorial Committee


EDITORIAL

The Initial Teacher Education Research Programme: Is it a Robust or Token ‘Evidence Base’?
PAUL ADAMS & JOHN O’NEILL

The Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council commissioned four research studies into Initial Teacher Education (ITE) that were undertaken in 2004 and 2005. Their aim was to establish an ‘evidence base’ ...



GRADUATION ADDRESS

College of Education Ceremony, Massey University, Palmerston North, 11th May 2006
JOHN CODD

For me, as a person who has devoted my working life to teaching, reflecting and writing about education, this is a privileged opportunity to share with you some of my deepest convictions on that subject ...



TEACHER EDUCATION

Using the Knowledge Base About Family and Community Influences on Child Outcomes: A Pilot Study Applying Best Evidence for Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Education
JAYNE WHITE & DON MILLAR

There is a growing emphasis on home-school/centre programmes based on the perspective that the  family and community have a significant influence on children’s learning and development. However, ...

Sensing Expertise in Pre-Service Teacher Education
THOMAS RYAN

It is tempting for young teachers to try to emulate experienced educators because they see someone apparently experiencing none of the problems they seem to encounter. In other words, some veteran teachers inadvertently "reinforce the myth that 'good' teachers encounter few if any uncertainties in their everyday practice" ...



PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

Teaching Values: Näive or Cynical?
DAVID CHAPMAN

Teaching values, like battling child obesity, is not something teachers can or should be called on to do in isolation. If there is a problem with values in our society it is a social problem, not an educational one …

Shaman, Prophet, Sage: Deepening the Meaning of Spirituality and Social Justice for Teachers' Practice
MARY EASTHAM

The shaman, the prophet and the sage are classical archetypes of the teacher.  They refer, respectively, to the aim of healing (both physical and psychical), the search for truth and justice, and the quest for goodness and holiness ...



TERTIARY EDUCATION

Tertiary Teacher Development and the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
NEIL HAIGH

The impending establishment of a National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence marks an appropriate time to reflect on teacher development in the New Zealand tertiary education sector ...



BOOK REVIEW

Teacher Man
ELEANOR BOURKE

In Teacher Man Frank McCourt tells of his thirty years teaching English to New York City high school students …



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