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This paper explores the work of teacher education in England and Scotland. It seeks to locate this work within conflicting socio-cultural views of professional practice and academic work. Drawing on an activity theory framework that integrates the analysis of these contradictory discourses with a study of teacher educators’ practical activities, including the material artefacts that mediate the work, the paper offers a critical perspective on the social organisation of university-based teacher education. Informed by Engeström’s activity theory concept of transformation, the paper extends the discussion of contradictions in teacher education to consider the wider socio-cultural relations of the work. The findings raise important questions about the way in which teacher education work within universities is organised and the division of labour between schools and universities.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Education for Teaching|
|Early online date||9 Jun 2013|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- teacher education
- cultural historical activity theory
- academic work
- division of labour
- activity theory analysis
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WoTE: The Work of Teacher Education
Ellis, V., McNally, J., Blake, A. & McNicholl, J.
1/04/10 → …
Project: Non-funded project
Introduction to the special issue on the work of teacher education: policy, practice and institutional conditionsMcNicholl, J., Ellis, V. & Blake, A., 2013, In: Journal of Education for Teaching. 39, 3, 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue › peer-reviewFile
The work of teacher education: the ten job dimensions of teacher educators' work in England and ScotlandBlake, A., McNicholl, J., Ellis, V. & McNally, J., 5 Sept 2012. 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewFile
'The Work of Teacher Education': Final Research ReportEllis, V., Blake, A., McNicholl, J. & McNally, J., 1 Jun 2011, [Heslington]. 31 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile
Journal of Education for Teaching (Journal)
Allan Blake (Guest editor)Oct 2011 → May 2013
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Journal or guest editorship
The Work of Teacher Education Dissemination Seminar
Allan Blake (Speaker)8 Jun 2011
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course