Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education

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Title Planning for Success: Factors Influencing Change in Teacher Education
Author Ferreira, Jo-Anne Louise; Ryan, Lisa; Tilbury, Daniella
Journal Name Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Year Published 2007
Place of publication St. Lucia, Qld.
Publisher Australian Association for Environmental Education
Abstract Teacher education is widely recognised as a key strategy that is yet to be effectively utilised to embed environmental education and/or education for sustainability in schools. This paper reports on a research study that examined a range of pre-service teacher education initiatives, both in Australia and internationally, that were seeking to reorient teacher education towards environmental sustainability. This paper reports on six factors utilised across the initiatives that were critical to their success. These were (1) the nature and length of funding arrangements; (2) the range and quality of partnerships and networks; (3) the curriculum focus and the teaching and learning processes used; (4) the nature of, and incentives for, participant engagement; (5) the level at which a change was being sought; and (6) the use of evaluation as a tool for learning and ongoing improvement. This paper discusses why and how each of these six factors proved critical and explores the implications for initiatives seeking to reorient teacher education towards environmental sustainability.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.aaee.org.au/publications/ajeeindex.htm
Alternative URI http://www.aaee.org.au/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Australian Association of Environmental Education (AAEE). This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.
Volume 23
Page from 45
Page to 55
ISSN 0814-0626
Date Accessioned 2007-05-30
Date Available 2008-03-17T02:20:53Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Other Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17321
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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