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Reeducating the Educator
Global Perspectives on Community Building
Reeducating the Educator
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Helen Christiansen - Editor
S. Ramadevi - Editor
SUNY series, Teacher Preparation and Development
Price: $59.50 
Hardcover - 260 pages
Release Date: November 2001
ISBN10: 0-7914-5121-6
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5121-2

Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 260 pages
Release Date: November 2001
ISBN10: 0-7914-5122-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5122-9

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A comparative look at the professional development of teachers and teacher educators.

Reeducating the Educator focuses on community building within teacher education programs in Canada, Israel, Australia, and the United States. Maintaining that communities have to be built and sustained, the contributors discuss possible theoretical frameworks underlying community building and change and suggest that there is a need for teacher educators to go beyond localized experiences and reach out to one another in a global discussion. Because of the impact of local cultures and histories, key questions and issues vary from one country to another, and even from one faculty to another, but the resulting global conversation provides a greater understanding of the professional development of teachers and teacher educators.

"A strong contribution to the field, this will be of interest to teacher educators and future teacher educators. It also has implications for university administrators and policy makers." -- Marilyn Johnston, coeditor of Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams: The Challenges of Professional Development Schools

Contributors include Mary Beattie, Miriam Ben-Peretz, Bev Brewer, Eva Burman, Angela Chan, Brenda Cherednichenko, Helen Christiansen, Maxine Cooper, C. T. Patrick Diamond, Maureen Dunne, Robyn Ann Ewing, Vicki Fenton, Katie Flockhart, David Friesen, Jan Gay, Sigrun Gudmundsdottir, Antonette W. Hood, Neil Hooley, Tony Kruger, Lorraine M. Ling, Mary E. McNeil, Carol A. Mullen, Rose Mulraney, Ann I. Nevin, S. Ramadevi, Maureen Ryan, Florence Samson, Moshe Silberstein, David Langley Smith, Hans Smits, and Vera E. Woloshyn.

Helen Christiansen is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Regina, Canada, and the coeditor of Recreating Relationships: Collaboration and Educational Reform, also published by SUNY Press. S. Ramadevi is Professor at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages in Hyderabad, India and the author of Learner Autonomy in the ESL Classroom: A Study in Curriculum Design.

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Table of Contents

Sigrun Gudmundsdottir



Part I. Opening the Conversation

1. Community and Community Building in Teacher Education
Helen Christiansen and S. Ramadevi

2. Finding New Words for Old Songs: Creating Relationships and Community in Teacher Education
Mary Beattie

3. Enhancing First-Time Teaching at the Post-Secondary Level: A Story of Collaborative Mentorship
Katie Flockhart and Vera E. Woloshyn

Part II. Focus on Paradigms

4. The Posttraditional Community: A New Concept for a New Era
Lorraine M. Ling, Eva Burman, and Maxine Cooper

5. From "Common Grounds" to the "Rough Ground" of Teacher Education: Experiencing Teacher Education as a Collaborative Practice
Hans Smits and David Friesen

6. Situating Ourselves Within Narrative: Reeducating the Educator
Florence Samson, Bev Brewer, Angela Chan, Maureen Dunne, and Vicki Fenton

7. The Postmodern Challenge: Using Arts-Based Inquiry to Build a Community of Teacher Collaborators and Selves
Carol A. Mullen and C. T. Patrick Diamond

Part III. Focus on Programs

8. Creating Community in Online (Electronic) Environments
Ann I. Nevin, Antonette W. Hood, and Mary E. McNeil

9. Building Communities in Teacher Education: The M. Teach

Robyn Ann Ewing and David Langley Smith

10. Project Partnerships: An Account of Partnership-Based Teacher Education at Victoria University
Brenda Cherednichenko, Jan Gay, Neil Hooley, Tony Kruger, Rose Mulraney, and Maureen Ryan

11. Creating a Community of Teacher Educators
Miriam Ben-Peretz and Moshe Silberstein

Part IV. Closing the Conversation

12. Gathering the Threads
Helen Christiansen and S. Ramadevi



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