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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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Analysing teacher education policy: comparative and historical approaches

Analysing teacher education policy: comparative and historical approaches

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Teacher Education In Times of Change

Moira Hulme

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In this chapter Moira Hulme offers a comparative, historical and ecological perspective on teacher education. The chapter begins by discussing the nature of comparative perspectives in analysing teacher education and how this relates to the idea of ‘travelling policy’ in education. This has been fostered under the auspices of increasingly global analyses of performance in schools (such as PISA) and by the increasing recognition of the importance of the quality of teaching. Taking an historical and transnational perspective, the chapter then considers how teacher education has been positioned in education systems and in society more generally over the last century. Finally, an ecological perspective is applied to the recalibration of teacher education in the 21st century. A contrast is made between the discourses of ‘the profession’ and of ‘the market’ respectively, a binary which creates tensions within teacher education.

Keywords:   methodology, comparative, historical, travelling policy, global trends, ecological perspective, the teaching profession, marketisation

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