Shifting power relations in "the getting of wisdom"

Ritchie, Stephen M., Rigano, Donna L., and Lowry, R. John (2000) Shifting power relations in "the getting of wisdom". Teaching and Teacher Education, 16 (2). pp. 165-177.

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Abstract

Some researchers have argued that student teachers should be encouraged to access the wisdom of their supervising teachers through observations and interviews. In this article we discuss two student teachers' contrasting stories about their experiences in trying to access experienced teachers' wisdom. In particular, we focus on the power relations between the student teachers and their cooperating teachers. Through this study we have come to believe that it is possible for student teachers to develop wisdom of practice, deliberative wisdom and wisdom-in-practice through observation, inquiry, reflection and practice within a community where members are prepared for "positioning" and shifting power relations.

Item ID: 13026
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-2480
Keywords: cooperating teachers; power relations; student teachers; teacher wisdom
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2012 13:32
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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