The Assault on Teacher Education

The Assault on Teacher Education

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The Assault on Teacher Education analyzes the damaging effect that the application of neoliberal, market-based principles has on university-based teacher education programs. It maps how these effects then negatively influence both public K-12 education and larger university systems. From the role of standardized testing to the attack on teaching as a profession, these interventions undermine the goals of critical, multicultural, and democratic pedagogies. Grounded in current research, written by both union activists and scholars, and supported by personal examples, this book provides teacher educators with the context they need to reflect on their experiences and the tools they need to reclaim agency.
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138948489
  • 9781138948488

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: An Invitation to Dialogue. Chapter 2. What Is Happening? Defining the Neoliberal Assault on Teacher Education. Chapter 3. What Is It Doing to Us? Naming Our Experiences of Work, Identity, and Agency. Chapter 4. How Can We Be In It With Integrity? Considering Complicity, Collusion and Resistance. Chapter 5. Conclusion: A Call to Action.
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About Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni is President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA). She is a former lecturer in education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kysa Nygreen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jennifer Cannon is a Program Assistant in the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at the Unibersity of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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