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Understanding the text of teaching: Complexities of comprehension

Glass, C. (2012) Understanding the text of teaching: Complexities of comprehension. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37 (6). pp. 28-41.

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Learning to teach and learning to read have some similarities in the way the learning is enacted. Drawing on narratives constructed from semi-structured interviews with four Graduate Diploma of Education Primary pre-service teachers, a conceptual framework was developed. The framework included personal history, the technical skills of teaching, social aspects and reflection, to help shape a reading of the 'text' of teacher education. This reading revealed that, in this small group of pre-service teachers, reading the text was informed by what was happening in their lives, their personal history and their dispositions towards learning.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: School of Education, Edith Cowan University
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