Released on 2017-05-08Categories Education

Teacher Education Policy and Practice

Teacher Education Policy and Practice

Author: Joce Nuttall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811041334

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 706

This volume addresses both 'evidence of impact' and 'impact of evidence' to reveal the complex dialogue between the enterprise of teacher education and evidence of its effects in the early 21st century, taking a critical position on the very notions of 'evidence' and 'impact' that underpin contemporary policy frameworks. Teacher education programs in Australia and internationally are challenged by contemporary policy frameworks to demonstrate evidence of the impact they have on the capacity of graduating teachers to act with confidence and competence in school and early childhood education classrooms. At the same time, the field of teacher education is increasingly working to build a robust platform of research evidence that speaks to these policy frameworks and to broader issues concerning the role of teaching and teacher education in society.
Released on 2018-05-11Categories Education

Teacher Education Policy and Practice in Europe

Teacher Education Policy and Practice in Europe

Author: Ana Raquel Simões

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351393690

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 924

Teacher Education Policy and Practice in Europe provides a critical overview of the current challenges facing teacher education policy and practice in Europe. Drawing on a wide range of contributions, the book demonstrates that in order for teachers to reassume their role as agents of change, it is crucial to create a vision of a future European teacher and promote active engagement in preparing children to live and act in a multicultural and increasingly changing world. The book suggests ways in which teachers could be prepared to meet and overcome the struggles they will encounter in the classroom, including recommendations for teacher education, which open up new possibilities for policy, practice and research. Considering their own experiences as teachers, contributors also cover topics such as teacher education for the 21st century, the profile of the European teacher, citizenship and identity, social inclusion, linguistic and cultural diversity, and comparative education. Teacher Education Policy and Practice in Europe is essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of teacher education, educational policy and educational theory. It should also be of great interest to research-active teacher educators and practising teachers.
Released on 2017-04-06Categories Education

Overcoming Fragmentation in Teacher Education Policy and Practice

Overcoming Fragmentation in Teacher Education Policy and Practice

Author: Brian Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316640791

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 922

A collaborative series with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education highlighting leading-edge research across Teacher Education, International Education Reform and Language Education. The need for greater coherence between the different aspects of teacher education has long been recognised. The 'universitization' of initial teacher education is sometimes perceived as widening the gap between theory and practice. In many countries there is no firm alignment between initial teacher education, induction and continuing professional development. Teacher education drivers are related to national systems and represent conflicting forces on teacher education institutions. Neoliberal policy initiatives have resulted in greater fragmentation. This book considers these issues in an international context and aims to identify directions for future research in relation to teacher education policy and practice.
Released on 2019-02-21Categories Education

Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

Author: Maria Teresa Tatto

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350068698

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 566

Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education reviews the evolution of education policy on initial teacher education as an indicator of the knowledge that is considered important for nation building. It also looks at research on approaches and structures to initial teacher learning as an indication of the intellectual and moral direction to which schooling must aspire. Contributors look at these dynamics across a range of societies including Australia, the Czech Republic, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, and the USA. Using a review of the literature approach within a comparative framework, the book seeks to answer the following questions for each country: What has been the evolution of different approaches to learning to teach in each setting, and what factors have influenced change over the years? What are the underlying theories that characterize past and current thinking about the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed by teachers and what evidence is used to support these theories? What does a review on the state of the knowledge about teacher education over the past 30 years reveal about the evolution of the research and knowledge traditions that have supported current and past innovations in teacher education? Maria Teresa Tatto and Ian Menter explore international variability in different conceptions of knowledge in the context of learning to teach and explore the way in which national and international influences interact in the developing trajectories of teacher education policy and practice, considering what knowledge is considered important for teachers to have.
Released on 2018-12-17Categories Education

International Research, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

International Research, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

Author: Jean Murray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030016128

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 267

This unique book is an important source of information for all of those who educate future teachers and those who participate in teacher education as students, researchers, educators and policymakers. The volume also contributes to the international development of higher quality and research-led teacher education provision by providing clear evidence of policy impact. It draws on original research studies, conducted across eight countries in North America, Europe and Australia to analyse the impact of teacher education policy initiatives on ‘insiders’ in the fields, including education students, teacher educators and mentors in schools. In achieving this, the various chapters in the book analyse the commonalities and differentiations in the many policy reforms in teacher education currently being implemented by national governments. The book reveals some of the hidden consequences of these recent ‘reform’ efforts. It is also of use for leaders and policy makers in teacher education, providing them with insider perspectives from both theory and practice and making it possible for them to develop research-informed decisions that take into account the voices of insiders. Few texts have considered international policy trends alongside the impact they have had on significant stakeholder groups ‘inside’ teacher education. In redressing this omission, the book contributes to a better understanding of and improved practice of work in teacher education, both pre- and in-service.
Released on 2021-08-05Categories Education

Teacher Education Policy and Research

Teacher Education Policy and Research

Author: Diane Mayer

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811637759

Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 377

In this book, leading teacher education researchers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, Hong Kong SAR, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, the USA and Wales examine teacher education policy and research in each of their contexts. The book highlights the connections and disconnections between teacher education policy and research. It examines contemporary challenges and issues in teacher education including how high-quality teacher education is framed, how teaching quality is framed, and the role of teacher education research. It also considers future policy and research possibilities and opportunities for teacher education research, equity and preparing teachers for work within contexts of super-diversity, and early career teaching.
Released on 2006-01-13Categories Education

Policy, Practice, and Politics in Teacher Education

Policy, Practice, and Politics in Teacher Education

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412928120

Category: Education

Page: 305

View: 381

Gathered here are distinguished educator Marilyn Cochran-Smith's editorials from the Journal of Teacher Education. Spanning her editorship from May/June 2000 through March/April 2006, these essays track the major issues and trends during a period of intense scrutiny and contention around teacher preparation.
Released on 2021Categories Education

Transforming Multicultural Education Policy and Practice

Transforming Multicultural Education Policy and Practice

Author: James A. Banks

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807766279

Category: Education

Page: 417

View: 775

"The Multicultural Education Series of books at Teachers College Press was initiated in 1996 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021. The Series consists of more than 70 published books and others that are in various stages of development. This 25th commemorative volume consists of engaging, incisive, and timely selections from the best-selling and most influential books in the Series. The selections describe ways in which multicultural education should be reimagined in a nation and world that are becoming increasingly complex because of continuing immigration, race is becoming more fluid and complex due to interracial mixing and border crossing, and because social-class stratification is intensifying and becoming more salient because of the pandemic"--
Released on 2014-04-29Categories Education

Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices

Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices

Author: Amita Gupta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135123017

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 533

Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices explores issues in early childhood education and teacher preparation in five Asian countries: India, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Some observed classrooms in these countries reflect influences that are simultaneously indigenous and colonial, local and global. By highlighting the diverse and often hybrid classroom pedagogies at work in these 21st century Asian classrooms, the discussions in this book take into consideration the influence of globalization on local policies and practices, and the challenge educators face when they are expected to reconcile different and sometimes conflicting cultural and pedagogical world views. Through a research-driven analysis of key issues such as recent revisions to national early childhood education policies, perceptions on "play-based and child-centered" pedagogy, curriculum and learning materials, and an emphasis on the teaching of values, this book illuminates the diversity of the observed classrooms as well as current trends in early childhood education in parts of Asia. The cross-national perspective serves to expand and diversify the global discourse of early childhood education and teacher education.
Released on 2005Categories Education

Connecting Policy and Practice

Connecting Policy and Practice

Author: Pam Denicolo

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415362245

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 612

This volume delivers a selection of papers presented at an international teaching conference on issues of theory and practice. These key topics will be of interest to novice and veteran teachers, policy makers and all education professionals.
Released on 2014-04-09Categories Social Science

Development Education in Policy and Practice

Development Education in Policy and Practice

Author: Stephen McCloskey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137324665

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 494

Development education is a radical form of learning that addresses the structural causes of poverty and injustice in the global North and South. This volume debates development education practice and the policy environment in which it is delivered. It affirmatively points to the transformative power of education as a means toward social change.
Released on 2020-11-26Categories Education

Europeanisation in Teacher Education

Europeanisation in Teacher Education

Author: Vasileios Symeonidis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000260045

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 568

This book explores the phenomenon and process of Europeanisation in the field of teacher education. Drawing on comparative case studies in Austria, Greece and Hungary, it examines empirical data and analyses key themes around the continuum of teacher education, the development of teacher competence frameworks, and the support to teacher educators. The book is the first of its kind to systematically research the landscape of European teacher education, exploring the interactions between national and European influences in the trajectory of teacher education policy and practice. Chapters offer an original and in-depth understanding of European influences that draw on evidence from policy documents and interviews with relevant stakeholders. It argues that teacher education systems are being Europeanised, although at different speeds and directions for each country. Factors such as the socio-political and economic contexts, historical traits and policy actors’ preferences at both national and institutional levels determine the translation process. This book will be of great interest for academics, educational researchers, practitioners and policymakers in Europe and beyond, informing wider discussions about the emerging European context in teacher education, education policy and what it means to be a European teacher.