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Teacher education 'reform': international trends


17 July 2015



A special presentation by the School and Teacher Education Policy Research Network


    "Something dramatic has happened to teacher education policy in the last 30 years. Up until the 1980s, in virtually every country around the world, teacher education was a relative backwater in terms of educational policy" – John Furlong

As teacher educators around the world are experiencing increased government intervention, they often wonder if it is just their jurisdiction (state or country) that is subjecting them to increasing scrutiny and control. Our answer is "No! Teacher education is under siege". We recently completed an examination of teacher education 'reform' in a number of countries.

This presentation will describe eight types of reform efforts and present mini case studies of four countries where government involvement ranges from dismantling the teacher-education programs to working in partnership with universities.

Event details

  • When: 10am–noon

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact: Professor Robyn Ewing AM
    Co-convenor,  Arts and Creative Education Research Network | President, Australian Literacy Educators Association
    T: +61 2 9351 3846 | E: robyn.ewing@sydney.edu.au

  • Chairperson: The event will be chaired by Robyn Ewing AM, Professor of Education and the Arts, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney.

  • Speakers: Clare Kosnik is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) where she teaches in both the teacher-education and graduate programs. She is currently conducting a study of 28 literacy teacher educators in four countries (Canada, US, England and Australia). Her books include: Growing as a Teacher: Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning; Innovations in Teacher Education; Priorities in Teacher Education; and Teaching in a Nutshell (co-authored with Clive Beck). She recently co-edited the text Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Student Teachers for a Changing World (Sense Publishers).

    Clive Beck is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/UT, teaching both preservice and graduate courses. He is currently conducting a longitudinal study – funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – of 40 teachers, of whom 19 began teaching in 2004 and 21 in 2007. His books include Better Schools (1990), Learning Values in Adulthood (1993), Innovations in Teacher Education (2006), Priorities in Teacher Education (2009), and Growing as a Teacher (2014), the last three with Clare Kosnik. He is also co-investigator (with Kosnik) of the SSHRC large-scale project "Literacy Teacher Educators". He has served as Chair of Graduate Studies at OISE and President of the American Philosophy of Education Society.

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Teacher education 'reform': international trends

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

17 July 2015


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