Handbook of Teacher Education: Globalization, Standards and Professionalism in Times of Change

Handbook of Teacher Education: Globalization, Standards and Professionalism in Times of Change


Edited by Tony Townsend, Edited by Richard Bates

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Hardback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 241mm x 36mm | 1,452g
  • Publication date: 11 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 140204772X
  • ISBN 13: 9781402047725
  • Illustrations note: biography

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This book provides a wide-ranging review of the current state of teacher education, with contributions by an international group of teacher educators. It focuses on issues confronting teacher educators today and in the coming decade, including the impact of globalization on the profession of teaching, and the need for teacher education to adapt to changing accountability requirements, and establish a set of minimum standards that qualify a person to teach.

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From the reviews: "This is a very dense hardback with 48 papers. ... In fact, those 48 papers come in seven broad sections ... . Anyone involved in teacher education will find ... well worth study and thought." (British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 34 (4), 2008)

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This book provides an international review of the current state of teacher education, with chapters from an international group of teacher educators. It focuses on major issues that are confronting teacher educators now and in the next decade. These include the impact of globalization on the profession of teaching, and how teacher education must deal with changing accountability requirements from governments and establish a set of minimum standards acceptable to enable a person to teach. The work also considers aspects of the three major phases of teacher education: the period prior to commencing in the profession, successful induction into the profession, and the ongoing professional development of teachers. Finally, it identifies ways in which new technologies can be used to improve the training and ongoing development of teachers. Cases from different countries are used to provide a rich base of data to help us understand how the profession is moving onwards.

Table of contents

Introduction. Preface. 1. Teacher Education in a New Millennium: Pressures and Possibilities; T. Townsend and R. Bates. Section One: Globalization and Diversity: Promise or Problem? 2. Learning and Leading in a Globalized World: The Lessons from South Africa; J. Jansen. 3. The interplay between culture, teacher professionalism and teachers' professional development at times of change; A.M. Al-Hinai. 4. Partnerships for progressing cultural democracy in Teacher Education in Pacific Island Countries; K. Helu Thaman. 5. The Treaty, the institution and the chalkface: an institution-wide project in teacher education; J. Greenwood and L. Brown. 6. Where have all the teachers gone? Gone to be leaders, everyone; I. Reid, K. Brain and L. Comerford Boyes. Section Two: Standards and Accountability: What does it mean to be a Good Teacher and how can we make it happen? 7. Quality in Teacher Education: Seeking a Common Definition; D.G. Imig & S.R. Imig. 8. Standards and Professionalism: peace talks?; M. Newby. 9. Regulation and Autonomy in Teacher Education: System or Democracy?; R. Bates. 10. Globalisation and the reshaping of teacher professional culture: do we train competent technicians or informed players in the policy process?; L. Angus. 11. Academics' Perceptions of Private University Establishment Standards and Teaching Quality; A. Bakioglu and O. Hacifazlioglu. Section Three: Teacher Preparation: Getting the Brightest and Making them the Best. 12. Mentoring in teacher education: an experience that makes a difference for fledgling university students; B. Jane. 13. Exploring 'lifewide learning' as a vehicle for shifting pre-service teachers' conceptions of teaching and learning; J. Ryan. 14. Productive Pedagogies: seeking a common vocabulary and framework for talking about pedagogy with Pre-service teachers; D. Zyngier; 15. From Performing to Performance: Can the Repositioning of Teacher Candidates Create a Measurable Impact onChildren's Achievement While Developing Positive Teaching Dispositions?; R.P. Pelton. 16. Maori Student Retention and Success: Curriculum, Pedagogy and Relationships; R. Gorinski and G. Abernethy. 17. The Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Programs in Jordan: A Case Study; M. Al-Weher and M. Abu-Jaber. 18. Mentoring as the Key to a Successful Student Teaching Practicum: A Comparative Analysis; L. Pungur.19. Preparing Preservice Teachers and Meeting the Diversity Challenge through Structured Service-Learning and Field Experiences in Urban Schools; T.C. Davis and B. Moely. 20. Teaching Internships and the Learning Community; L. Carpenter and B. Blance. Section Four: Teacher Induction: From Neophyte to Professional in three easy steps. 21. Workplace Contexts of New Teachers: An American Tradition of 'Paying One's Dues'; I. Riggs and R. Sandlin. 22. Re-thinking the Basis for 'High Quality' Teaching: Teacher Preparation in Communities; H.J. McLaughlin and G. E. Burnaford. 23. The Transition Process: The Early Years of Being a Teacher; Z.O. Wanzare. 24. The Knowledge Building Community Program: A Partnership for Progress in Teacher Education; J. Kiggins and B. Cambourne. 25. Newly Qualified Teachers in Hong Kong: Professional Development or Meeting One's Fate?; V. Forrester and J. Draper. 26. Meeting the Standard? The New Teacher Induction Scheme in Scotland; J. Draper, F. Christie and J. O'Brien. Section Five: Continuous Development of Teachers: The Challenge to Change; 27. Teacher professional learning, teaching practice and student learning outcomes: Important issues; M. Meiers. 28. Defining the meaning of Teacher Success in Hong Kong; C. May Hung, A. Kit Oi, P. King Chee and C. Lai Man. 29. Networked Learning Communities: Joined Up Working?; I. Reid, K. Brain and L. Comerford Boyes. 30. Lesson study: An opportunity for teacher led professional development; C. Podhorsky and D. Fisher. 31. An Alternative Approach to CPD: an Evaluation of