Born or made? Developing personal attributes of teachers

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Title Born or made? Developing personal attributes of teachers
Author Harrison, Scott David
Publication Title Teacher education: Local and global
Editor Maxine Cooper
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Gold Coast, Queensland
Publisher Australian Teacher Education Association
Abstract Pre-service teachers have expectations of the capacity of universities to prepare them for the task of teaching. Education authorities, schools and communities also have expectations and requirements of graduating teachers. While the modes of presentation and course content in relation to knowledge and skills are readily identifiable, the extended role of the teacher is more difficult to quantify and transmit. This paper investigates the roles that teachers fulfil and the way in which they are equipped for those roles through pre-service education, in-service activity and lifelong-learning experiences. Using existing literature, the experiences of practitioners, expectations of community and education authorities along with reflections of preservice teachers, an attempt is made to focus of the acquisition of attributes considered appropriate for teachers in order to function effectively and develop roles in the classroom and the community. As such, the paper it is concerned with personal qualities, personality attributes and interpersonal skills and the transmission of such attributes to pre-service teachers through courses, the interface of university with school and mentoring initiatives.
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ISBN 1 920952 38 1
Conference name 33rd Annual Conference of Australia Teacher Education Association
Location Gold Coast, Queenland
Date From 2005-07-06
Date To 2005-07-09
Date Accessioned 2006-02-28
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research; Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Professional Development of Teachers
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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