Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135101450
  • ISBN-13: 9781135101459
  • DDC: 370.71
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Teacher Education in a Financial Crisis - what are the consequences and how can probity be maintained? This book presents the experiences and views of practising teacher educators from multiple countries across continents on how the melt-down in world economics has affected and will continue to affect teacher education and concomitant experiences in schooling in their countries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Australia and New Zealand.
3: Common Sense in Uncertain Times? New Directions in Teacher Education in Australia.
4: From Crisis to Change: An Australian Perspective.
5: The New Teacher Education Policy Discourse in New Zealand: Fiscal Probity or Ideological Opportunism?.
6: Continental Europe.
7: Global Recession: Current Processes, Challenges and Perspectives of Teacher Education in the Baltic Countries.
8: Challenges in Times of Recession in Spain.
9: Challenges in Teacher Education in Turkey in the Age of Neoliberalism: A Case Study of a Computer and Instructional Technologies Education Programme.
10: Ireland and the United Kingdom.
11: Pre-Service Teacher Education Policy and Practice in an Economic Recession: Perspectives from the Republic of Ireland.
12: State Intervention and Vocational Teacher Education in Scotland and England: 1999–2012.
13: A Nettle or Two: Learning to Teach English in a Recession.
14: Reconciling Professional and Political Imperatives for Teacher Education in Northern Ireland in a Changing Global Economy.
15: Innovations in Teacher Professional Learning in Scotland: Moving Forward in Challenging Times.
16: Foxes and Hedgehogs: Politics and Pathways to the Teaching Profession in England.
17: Conclusions: Layer upon Layer.