European Journal of Teacher Education volume 41, issue 2, P202-213 2018 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2018.1431216 View full text
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Miriam Ben-Peretz, Maria Assunção Flores

Abstract: This paper focuses on the tensions and paradoxes in teaching. At present time, teacher education has the obligation to prepare teachers for diverse student populations, living in a highly varied context. This situation creates several competing expectations of the meaning of teacher education. For instance, preparing for professional autonomy in a world of externally imposed educational policy. The tension between achieving immediate results and success in external exams versus the need to prepare students in …

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