Beyond our differences: A Reassembling of What Matters in Teacher Education

Professor Jenny Gore, Journal of Teacher Education (2001)

In this article, Professor Jenny Gore presents a framework for unifying teacher educators that is based on what happens in classrooms. 

The framework identifies four dimensions of classroom practice that are essential for the learning of student teachers and for their subsequent success in bringing about high-quality learning outcomes for all of their students. These dimensions are intellectual quality, relevance, supportive classroom environment and recognition of difference. 

Gore argues that without such a framework, existing differences among teacher educators, born of different traditions in teacher education, will continue to seriously compromise not only the reforms to which we might aspire but also the very quality and coherence of programs.

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