The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the effect of teaching practice on the teacher's perspective on teaching. It argues that there is often a mismatch between a teacher's explicit beliefs about teaching and the practices in which she engages in the classroom. Teachers often find themselves engaged in practices which they do not believe in. In order to develop a greater harmony between teachers' explicit beliefs about teaching and their practices in the classroom teacher educators need to be cautious about epistemological and disengaged rationalist ways of teaching the ideals of good teaching and develop an appreciation of the ways in which the tensions and stresses of everyday practice inform teachers' beliefs about teaching.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Curriculum Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|