‘Reforming’ teacher education? Analysing and theorising work in a contested field
Murray, J. 2013. ‘Reforming’ teacher education? Analysing and theorising work in a contested field. UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013. University of East London, London 26 Jun 2013 London University of East London.
Internationally, teacher education is seen as a powerful lever for change in schooling, and there has been a global trend for ‘reform’ of curricula, outcome and assessment measures, partnership requirements, practicum experiences and routes in teaching. Amidst this plethora of activity, teacher educators – as key agents in the highly contested field of teacher education - remain an under-researched and poorly understood occupational group. This is a particular concern for any teacher education system that aspires to a model of high quality, research-informed pre-service programmes, conducted in research-rich environments. But concern becomes a matter of extreme urgency in the national context of England where a teacher education system, traditionally based in Higher Education, is being systematically dismantled by an ideologically driven government.
|Keywords||teacher education; government intervention; academic work|
|Conference||UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference 2013|
|Publisher||University of East London|
|26 Jun 2013|
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|Deposited||08 Jul 2013|
|Place of publication||London|
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