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Teacher Education and the Development of Practical Judgement


reviewed by Shirley Grundy — March 12, 2009

coverTitle: Teacher Education and the Development of Practical Judgement
Author(s): Ruth Heilbronn
Publisher: Continuum, New York
ISBN: 1847060323, Pages: 244, Year: 2008
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Teacher education is a massively under-researched area. Much that is written about teacher education is either descriptive (this is what we do) or prescriptive (this is what we should be doing). Conceptual analyses of the purposes and work of teacher education are relatively rare as are empirical studies of teacher education. Within this context of the paucity of a teacher education literature, this book is welcome. This is also a particularly welcome addition to the teacher education literature because of its focus on the core business of teacher education, “the formation of teachers at a pre-service level” (p. ix). The author does not take this formation for granted, but examines in detail what it is that teacher educators should be doing when they are involved in presenting programs designed to “form” new teachers, or, to use the English term, NQTs (newly qualified teachers). The title of the book gives away... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 12, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15589, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 1:26:03 AM

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