YOUNG TEACHERS' IDEAS IN ACTION

Year: 1992

Author: RYAN, MAUREEN, GAY, JAN

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Abstract:
This paper is the result of a study of some of the first Footscray Institute of Technology primary teacher education graduates. The study, undertaken in the graduates' fifth year of teaching, compares the ideas about education which these teachers expressed at the conclusion of the three year Diploma of Teaching (Primary) course and the ideas they express now five years' later. Findings that the graduates feel equipped to participate in the professional lives of the schools in which they have worked and that they have participated extensively cast doubt on the developmental and deficit models which have characterised similar research. This paper provides a case study of one of these teachers.

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