Teacher Education in A Global Context: Towards A Defensible Theory of Teacher Education

Nov. 26, 2008

Source: Journal of Education for Teaching, Volume 34, Issue 4 November 2008, pages 277 - 293

The article investigates some of the effects of globalization on education and teacher education. In particular it considers the contradictory demands of economic and cultural forms of globalization, and between globalization and localization. Attempts to construct an 'education space' in Europe and Asia are considered and various responses of teacher education systems are outlined. A defensible theory of teacher education is presented around the transformation of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and the practicum: one that might allow a creative response to the contradictions of globalization.

Updated: Mar. 02, 2009