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Title: Pedagogy, empowerment and discipline: comparative perspectives of novice teachers in England and Turkey reflecting on ‘the other’
Authors: Busher, Hugh
Lawson, Tony
Wilkins, Chris
Acun, I.
First Published: 18-Feb-2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for British Association for International and Comparative Education
Citation: Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 2011, 41 (3)
Abstract: This paper discusses the views of Turkish and British novice teachers on pedagogy and pedagogical relationships with school students when confronted with the pedagogical practices of the ‘Other’. Experiences of those practices were gained by novice teachers during an exchange visit for British and Turkish university students in 2008-2009. Data was collected through questionnaires and focus group interviews. Findings suggest that Turkish and British novice teachers initially constructed the ‘Other’ as very different from themselves. The views of members of both groups were heavily influenced by the cultural contexts in which they trained and worked. British novice teachers tended to take as axiomatic constructivist approaches to pedagogy and the relevance to successful pedagogy of listening to students’ voices. Turkish novice teachers questioned both, many seeing control and dissemination of knowledge as central to pedagogy and student teacher relationships.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03057925.2011.552905
ISSN: 0305-7925
eISSN: 1469-3623
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 2011
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