Fostering a praxis stance in pre-service teacher education

Tracey Smith

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    We have chosen to write a book about praxis because we believe there is too little of it in education today. From the outset, we would like to make clear that we are not presenting a 'how to' book or manual for praxis development. Instead, our book captures the collective work of a group of colleagues that have interrogated the notion of praxis from multiple perspectives over a sustained period of time. As educators, we think it is essential that we consistently ask the question 'what should we do?' in relation to our practice. Perhaps an equally important question is 'In whose interests are we acting?' This book foregrounds moral purpose in education and aims to examine praxis using a variety of lenses. Moral purpose is an aim for all professions that we would like to renew through the connected conversations threaded through the chapters in this book. In each of the chapters, our underlying assumption is that education and being an educator are inextricably linked to social and moral responsibility. Our hope is that we can reignite conversations about praxis for all professionals involved in the work and study of education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnabling praxis
    Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for education
    EditorsStephen Kemmis, Tracey J Smith
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Print)9789087902537
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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