This book maps out a new paradigm of teacher education and, by implication, professional education generally. The book opens with two alternative theories of teacher education and training and explains the concepts and assumptions on which they rest including beliefs about the nature and role of education in society. It then proposes a ‘natural science’ paradigm and its implications for establishing a coherent view of teacher education. Subsequent chapters indicate the professional implications of such a model.

chapter |12 pages


ByJohn Elliott

part |80 pages

Coherence and Continuity in Teacher Education: Perspectives and Issues

part |61 pages

School-Based Teacher Education: Four Studies of Innovation

chapter |15 pages

Capital T Teaching

ByLes Tickle

chapter |20 pages

The Development of Teachers' Thinking and Practice

Does Choice Lead to Empowerment?
ByChristopher Day

part |53 pages

Researchers and Teachers: Changing Roles and Relationships

chapter |19 pages

Through the Looking Glass

The Use of Associative Methods to Enhance Teacher Thinking
ByMichael Schratz

chapter |17 pages

Academics and Action-Research

The Training Workshop as an Exercise in Ideological Deconstruction
ByJohn Elliott

part |48 pages

Portraying Teachers' Development