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The things (we think) we (ought to) do: Ideological processes and practices in teaching

Pachler, Norbert and Makoe, Pinky and Burns, Michele and Blommaert, Jan (2008) The things (we think) we (ought to) do: Ideological processes and practices in teaching. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24 (2). pp. 437-450. ISSN 0742-051X

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Additional Information: Ideologies of education and of teaching are complex and layered, and they contain macro-social, institutional as well as micro-ideological levels. Building on empirical work from the UK and South Africa, this article argues that notions of ‘professionalism’ among teachers display such ideological layering, and that such notions are heavily invested with interests that transcend the operational or institutional scales. In both cases we see that views of professionalism are infused with micro-ideological, practical beliefs as well as with macro-ideological social and political views. The conclusions of the paper have important implications for teacher education, namely that student teachers should be taught explicitly about the discourses by which teaching is constructed so that they are able to reflect more critically on their professional practice.
Controlled Keywords: Professional standards, Teaching methods, South Africa, Continuing professional development, England
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 16:39
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:54
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