Democratic Living and Learning as a Signature Pedagogy for Middle Level Teacher Preparation

Authored by: Karynne L. M. Kleine , Joanne L. Previts , Nancy B. Mizelle

International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815358619
eBook ISBN: 9781351122115
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The authors propose the outcomes from democratic living and learning as a signature pedagogy for middle grades teacher education. Additionally, they explore the concept of professionalism in conjunction with signature pedagogies and disciplinary habits of mind in middle level teacher preparation as a theoretical construct, and they offer these concepts as a theoretical basis for elevating the distinctive disciplinary field of middle level teacher preparation to ensure a viable future for the equitable education of young adolescents.

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