AbstractsEducation Research & Administration

learners in early childhood classrooms: A survey of teachers’ sense of preparedness and self-efficacy in Washington State

by Hannah Jane Nieman

Institution: University of Washington
Year: 2015
Keywords: collective enactments of instruction; decomposition of practice; interaction analysis; practice-based teacher education; Teacher education; education - seattle
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2110035
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1773/33783


Forms of practice-based teacher education, in which pre-service teachers engage in collective enactments of instruction, necessitate that pre-service teachers take risks and make their practice public. However, there is currently little work specifying teacher educator practices that establish a culture that supports collaborative learning and risk-taking. This study aims to understand what an expert teacher educator considers and does to establish a culture that supports pre-service teachers to take risks and make their practice public in a collaborative, practice-based teacher-learning context. I provide the field of teacher education with a framework for understanding how teacher educators can establish learning environments that support pre-service teachers to engage in collective enactments of instruction, and therefore make their practice public. In developing this framework, I decompose an expert teacher educator’s practice into teachable and learnable components and their associated moves. The findings from this study have implications both pragmatically – for teacher educators’ improvement of practice – and for research – in further analyses and decompositions of teacher educator practice. Advisors/Committee Members: Jackson, Kara (advisor).