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This book offers a comprehensive, “social constructivist” approach to preservice education. Written in a clear, accessible style, it presents key principles of teacher education and concrete examples from eight successful programs in Australia, Canada, and the United States. It extends constructivism beyond Piaget and Vygotsky to more recent theorists such as Barthes and Derrida, indicating how such an approach can lead to engaging, effective education. Clive Beck and Clare Kosnik advocate an approach to teacher education that is highly original, linking integration, community components, and inquiry to a degree not commonly found in preservice programs, and they show in detail how to implement these elements.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  2. p. ix
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. CHAPTER 1. Toward Social Constructivism in Preservice Education
  2. pp. 7-26
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  1. CHAPTER 2. Creating an Integrated Preservice Program
  2. pp. 27-52
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  1. CHAPTER 3. Fostering Inquiry in the Program
  2. pp. 53-72
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  1. CHAPTER 4. Building Community in the Program
  2. pp. 73-96
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  1. CHAPTER 5. Establishing an Inclusive Approach
  2. pp. 97-112
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  1. CHAPTER 6. Having Influence and Gaining Support Beyond the Program
  2. pp. 113-130
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  1. CHAPTER 7. Researching the Program
  2. pp. 131-146
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  1. REFERENCES
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. ABOUT THE AUTHORS
  2. pp. 153-154
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 155-157
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791481844
Related ISBN
9780791467176
MARC Record
OCLC
69176726
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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