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Pedagogy, empowerment and discipline : comparative perspectives of novice teachers in England and Turkey reflecting on 'the other'

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posted on 07.10.2014, 10:30 by Hugh Busher, Tony Lawson, Chris Wilkins, Ismail Acun
This article 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’ in particular policy contexts. Experiences of those practices were gained by novice teachers during an exchange visit for British and Turkish university students in the period 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 and inclusive 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.

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Citation

Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011, 41 (3), pp. 387-400

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/School of Education

Published in

Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education

Publisher

Taylor & Francis for British Association for International and Comparative Education

issn

0305-7925

eissn

1469-3623

Copyright date

2011

Available date

07/10/2014

Publisher version

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2011.552905

Language

en