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Teacher Education In Times of Change$
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Gary Beauchamp, Linda Clarke, Moira Hulme, Martin Jephcote, Aileen Kennedy, Geraldine Magennis, Ian Menter, Jean Murray, Trevor Mutton, Teresa O'Doherty, and Gillian Peiser

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447318538

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.001.0001

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Teacher Education In Times of Change

Ian Menter

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In this introductory chapter, Ian Menter argues that an analysis of teacher education policy, has great significance within any nation or state, demonstrating the dominant values and views within that society through the ways in which such policy expresses how future citizens are seen. The chapter suggests that since the 1980s politicians have played an increasingly interventionist role in teacher education policy, because they see it as a key element in their agendas. The chapter then discusses the five nations that are under examination, which are the four major jurisdictions of the United Kingdom as well as the Republic of Ireland and links developments there with wider global trends in teacher education. The chapter concludes by describing how the writing was undertaken by the Teacher Education Group and how the book is structured.

Keywords:   teacher education policy, uk and republic of ireland, political intervention, global trends, the teacher education group, structure of the book

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