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Overcoming Fragmentation In Teacher Education Policy And Practice

Author : Brian Hudson
ISBN : 9781316640791
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This collection presents new investigations into the role of heritage languages and the correlation between culture and language from a pedagogic and cosmopolitical point of view. 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.
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Teacher Education Policy And Practice In Europe

Author : Ana Raquel Simões
ISBN : 9781351393690
Genre : Education
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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.
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Teacher Education Policy And Practice

Author : Joce Nuttall
ISBN : 9789811041334
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

Connecting Policy And Practice

Author : Pam Denicolo
ISBN : 0415362245
Genre : Education
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"This volume brings together a selection of papers presented at an international conference on issues related to teachers and teaching and how they understand and act on matters of theory and practice. Topics are of interest to novice and veteran teachers as well as those involved in policy making, curriculum development and teachers' professional development."--Jacket.
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Policy Practice And Politics In Teacher Education

Author : Marilyn Cochran-Smith
ISBN : 1412928125
Genre : Education
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This powerful text organizes Marilyn Cochran-Smith's influential essays from the Journal of Teacher Education into one concise guide to teacher preparation at its best.
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Navigating The Common Good In Teacher Education Policy

Author : Nikola Hobbel
ISBN : 0815369271
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Navigating the Common Good in Teacher Education Policy examines the changing relationships between the state and the common (or public) good. Using teacher education policy as the frame of analysis, the authors examine history, cultural context, and lived experiences in 12 countries and the European Union to explicate which notions of justice, social inclusion and exclusion, and citizenship emerge. By situating teacher education policy within a larger philosophical framework regarding the relationship between the state and conceptions of the "common good," this book analyzes the ideological and political desires of the state---how the state understands the common good, the future of national identity, and to what end schooling is imagined.

Workplace Learning In Teacher Education

Author : Olwen McNamara
ISBN : 9789400778269
Genre : Education
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This book explores teacher workplace learning from four different perspectives: social policy, international comparators, multi-professional stances/perspectives and socio-cultural theory. First, it considers the policy and practice context of professional learning in teacher education in England, and the rest of the UK, with particular reference to professional masters level provision. The importance of teachers’ and schools’ perceptions of improvement, development and learning, and the inherent tensions between individual, school and government priorities is explored. Second, the book considers models of teacher workplace learning to be found in international research and practice to explore what perspective they can bring to understanding policy and practice relating to workplace learning in the UK. Third, it draws on cross-professional analysis to get an intellectual and theoretical purchase on workplace learning by examining how insights from across the professions can provide us with useful perspectives on policy and practice. The analysis draws particularly on insights from medicine and educational psychology. Fourth, the book cross-fertilises research and practice across the field of education by drawing on insights from perspectives such as socio-cultural and activity theory and situated learning/cognition to discover what they can offer in analysing the theoretical and pedagogic underpinnings of teacher workplace learning. In short, the book offers a number of contexts for exploring how best to conceptualise and theorise learning in the workplace in order to generate evidence to inform policy and practice and facilitates the development of a more theoretically informed and robust model of workplace learning and teaching.
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Knowledge Policy And Practice In Teacher Education

Author : Maria Teresa Tatto
ISBN : 1350068683
Genre : Education
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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 effective 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, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Mexico, Russia, Slovakia, the UK, and the USA to explore key questions, such as: Historically, what has been the role of schooling in learning to teach in the country? What is the role of time in the progression of learning to teach in individuals' lived experiences? What is the role of social and organizational norms in the transitions from learner to novice to expert and beyond? What is the role of the social structure, institutional arrangements, and of schools in learning to teach? 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.
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Teacher Education And Pedagogy

Author : Michael Evans
ISBN : 9781107626553
Genre : Education
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"Initial teacher education continues to elicit strong views and contested prescriptions, with judgements made increasingly on the basis of international comparisons. Against this background of educational debate and polemic, there is a need for insights gained from research-based qualitative accounts of the processes and practice taking place in high-performing institutions and contexts. Teacher Education and Pedagogy combines critical discussion of transformative processes of teacher education policy and planning with fine-grained analysis of effective practice"--Book cover.
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Teacher Education Policy

Author : Rob McBride
ISBN : 9781135717872
Genre : Education
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To improve schools we need to improve teachers. This volume provides recent research evidence that suggests that current education policy is not Promoting Effective Teacher Education And That Teacher Education Policy has: failed to support the formation of professional partnerships in initial teacher education; has almost ignored the induction of newly qualified teachers; and has narrowed in-service education into support for the implementation of central policy.; The evidence gathered in this book is used to argue for new forms of teacher education in every phase, built upon the foundation of professional partnership between schools and institutions of higher education. It is suggested that the funding for such changes could be drawn from less effective forms of school improvement, such as National Curriculum development and school inspection. With the implementation of such changes, it is argued, good quality teacher education programmes would prosper and foster a broad concensus about educational development that is often absent.
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