Philosophical Perspectives on Teacher Education presents a series of well-argued essays about the ethical considerations that should be addressed in teacher training and educational policies and practices. * Brings together philosophical essays on an underserved yet urgent aspect of teacher education * Explores the kinds of ethical considerations that should enter into discussions of a teacher s professional education * Illuminates the knowledge and understanding that teachers need to sustain their careers and long-term sense of well being * Represents an important resource to stimulate contemporary debates about what the future of teacher education should be
Ruth Heilbronn researches and lectures at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she has led various teams engaged in teacher education. She is co-editor of Critical Practice in Teacher Education (2010), and an executive member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. Lorraine Foreman-Peck is an Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford University s Department for Education. She is co-author, with C. Winch, of Using Educational Research to Inform Practice: A Practical Guide to Practitioner Research in Universities and Colleges (2010).
Preface vii Janet Orchard and Alis Oancea Acknowledgements xi Notes on Contributors xii Editors Introduction xviii Ruth Heilbronn and Lorraine Foreman-Peck Part 1 What Do Teachers Need to Know? 1 1 How Does a Competent Teacher Become a Good Teacher?: On Judgement, Wisdom and Virtuosity in Teaching and Teacher Education 3 Gert Biesta 2 Learning to Teach and Becoming a Teacher: Techne and Phronesis 23 Colin Wringe 3 The Idea of a University and School Partnership 38 James Macallister Part 2 What Makes a Good Teacher? 55 4 Why We Need a Virtue Ethics of Teaching 57 Chris Higgins 5 Wigs, Disguises and Child s Play: Solidarity in Education 76 Ruth Heilbronn 6 To Believe, to Think, to Know to Teach?: Ethical Deliberation in Teacher Education 89 Damien Shortt, Paul Reynolds, Mary McAteer and Fiona Hallett Part 3 Being a Teacher? 109 7 The Role of Higher Education in Teacher Education: A Reorientation Towards Ontology 111 David Aldridge 8 Cultivating Human Capabilities in Venturesome Learning Environments 132 Padraig Hogan 9 Towards a Theory of Well ]Being for Teachers 152 Lorraine Foreman ]Peck References 167 Index 000