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Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies

Volume 26, Number 1

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Number of articles: 17

  1. The concept smacks of magic: Fighting familiarity today

    Sara Delamont, Paul Atkinson & Lesley Pugsley

    Good educational ethnography whether done by sociologists or anthropologists, makes the familiar strange. The history of that proposition is outlined, and five strategies available to all... More

    pp. 3-10

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  2. The education of Hindu priests in the diaspora: Assessing the value of community of practice theory

    Michele Verma

    The utility and limitations of Lave and Wenger's social theory of learning can be evaluated through specific case studies which enhance our understanding of how education proceeds in diverse... More

    pp. 11-21

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  3. Competent performances of situated identities: Adult learners of English accessing engaged participation

    Doris S. Warriner

    The Communities of Practice (CofP) framework and theories of engaged participation have profoundly shaped how we theorize, investigate, and represent a variety of learning and teaching processes,... More

    pp. 22-30

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  4. Learning behind bars: Education in prisons

    Ghazala Bhatti

    This article is based on the negotiated meanings of ‘teaching’ and learning' in prisons. It is informed by the peripheral experiences of prisoners and the legitimate peripheral participation of... More

    pp. 31-36

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  5. Chasms and bridges: Generativity in the space between educators' communities of practice

    Tricia Niesz

    This article presents findings from an ethnographic study that explored how participation in an educator network contributed to the production of meaning, identity, and agency among the teachers... More

    pp. 37-44

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  6. Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) – The case for Recognition of Prior Learning sites and knowledges in South Africa's transforming education system

    G. Alexander, M.M. Van Wyk, T. Bereng & I. November

    By definition and purpose, education is the development of human capital towards meeting the individual and social needs of learners and their societies. This transdisciplinary collaboration... More

    pp. 45-52

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  7. Publicly minded, privately focused: Western Australian teachers and school choice

    Martin G. Forsey

    In the growing school choice research literature little, if any, attention has been given to the choices made by the providers of educational services. Yet the workplace preferences shown by... More

    pp. 53-60

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  8. Ecologies of participation in school classrooms

    Mark Boylan

    The concept of legitimate peripheral participation was developed by considering informal learning contexts. Its applicability to school classrooms is problematic. This is particularly so when... More

    pp. 61-70

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  9. Mucking in and mucking out: Vocational learning in Animal Care

    Jane Salisbury & Martin Jephcote

    The paper draws upon empirical material from a two year qualitative research project. The paper briefly outlines the key research questions, research design and data collection strategies. The... More

    pp. 71-81

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  10. Backing the right horse: Teacher education, sociocultural analysis and literacy in rural education

    Michael Corbett

    This paper is a reflection on the way that a background in sociocultural theory and research actually saved my teaching career by allowing me to shift from being a dispenser of knowledge to a... More

    pp. 82-86

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  11. Viewing classroom discipline as negotiable social interaction: A communities of practice perspective

    Debra Mayes Pane

    Classroom discipline is a major concern of American teachers and why many leave teaching. A conventional view of learning is so deeply interrelated with schooling in the American culture it also... More

    pp. 87-97

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  12. Situated learning theory and the pedagogy of teacher education: Towards an integrative view of teacher behavior and teacher learning

    Fred A.J. Korthagen

    Lave and Wenger have greatly influenced existing views of learning and teaching, but relatively little has been written about the implications for the understanding of teacher behavior and teacher ... More

    pp. 98-106

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  13. Legitimate peripheral participation and home education

    L. Safran

    After a description of home education, Lave and Wenger's (1991) theory of legitimate peripheral participation (LPP) is applied to the situation of home educators who join a neighbourhood... More

    pp. 107-112

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  14. Roda Boa, Roda Boa: Legitimate peripheral participation in diasporic capoeira

    Neil Stephens & Sara Delamont

    Capoeira, the Brazilian dance and martial art, is taught across the world. Learners acquire vital knowledge and are socialised as capoeiristas through legitimate peripheral participation, in... More

    pp. 113-118

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  15. “You have to get hit a couple of times”: The role of conflict in learning how to “be” a skateboarder

    Robert Petrone

    By examining the role of conflict in learning how to “be” a skateboarder at a skate park in the United States, this article illustrates how conflicts constitute key aspects of learning and teaching... More

    pp. 119-127

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  16. Participation in the figured world of graffiti

    Imuris Valle & Eduardo Weiss

    This article is based on ethnographic work with two “crews” of young graffiti artists in southern Mexico City. The crews share certain characteristics with gangs or urban tribes, but more with ... More

    pp. 128-135

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  17. Politics is also “child's play”

    Diana Milstein

    In this article, I discuss children's habitually underestimated agency capabilities in school life, including their potential as political subjects. Here, I present a description and analysis of an... More

    pp. 136-143

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