This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 8,
Author(s): Ken Zeichner , 'Competition, Economic Rationalization, Increased Surveillance, and Attacks on Diversity: Neo-Liberalism and the Transformation of Teacher Education in the U.S.', Pages 1544-1552, Copyright Elsevier (November 2010).
The current article discusses recent developments in U.S. teacher education that are tied to the global neo-liberal project.
The article focuses on how changes experienced throughout the world have played out in the U.S.
Three areas are addressed in particular: the commodification of teacher education, hyperrationality and increased accountability, and attacks on multicultural education.
The article concludes with a look at the future for teacher education in the U.S.