Working the System: A Model for System-Wide Change in Pre-Service Teacher Education

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Ferreira, Jo-Anne and Ryan, Lisa. 2012. "Working the System: A Model for System-Wide Change in Pre-Service Teacher Education." Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 37 (12), pp. 29-45. https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n12.3
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Working the System: A Model for System-Wide Change in Pre-Service Teacher Education

ERA Journal ID20742
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsFerreira, Jo-Anne (Author) and Ryan, Lisa (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
Journal Citation37 (12), pp. 29-45
Article Number3
Number of Pages17
Year2012
PublisherEdith Cowan University
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0313-5373
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2012v37n12.3
Web Address (URL)https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss12/1/
Abstract

This paper reports on a study undertaken to identify the strategies and models used to facilitate curriculum change within teacher education institutions. Findings indicate three main approaches, which we name the 'resource development', 'action research' and 'contextual change' models. A new model that combines the best features of each is proposed. In this paper we provide a brief overview of the three models, a rationale for the new model being proposed, and a discussion of the systems theory concepts underpinning the model. It is our contention that the Mainstreaming Change model provides a structure for change to occur simultaneously at a number of levels within a teacher education system. We conclude by discussing some issues that may facilitate or limit the effectiveness of the model in practice.

Keywordspre-service teacher education; Mainstreaming Change model; Specialist Studies in Education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390105. Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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