Search results for: Education policies
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In this article, the author argues for a broader understanding of globalization and its effects and point to some implications that this has for teachers and teacher educators. The author concludes with nine tasks in which critical analysis in education and teacher education must engage.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2013
This article describes the Economic and Social Research Council-based research project. This project examines the ways in which Lyotard’s performative practices affect the identities of primary school learners and how they are constructed by Key Stage exam process. This project also examines performative progression through a system of learning targets. The project uses a Foucauldian approach to show how learners are influenced by performativity discourses and how they take part in constructing these performative identities.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
Examining the Challenges Early Childhood Teacher Candidates Face in Figuring Their Roles as Early Educators
The current paper examines how three early childhood teacher candidates' figured conceptions of themselves as early educators evolve in high-stakes classrooms and teacher education environments. The article also explores how these candidates see themselves addressing these reforms in their own classrooms.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2012
This paper examines ways in which the current policy context influences teaching and explores the challenges these influences pose for research on teaching. To illustrate this potential policy impact, the authors focus on three core dimensions of teaching: who is the teacher, is teaching practice stable or changing, and what constitutes teaching quality.
Updated: May. 28, 2012
This article addresses a set of dilemmas that are associated with teaching, then with teacher education, and finally with the relation or linkage between the two. The authors also note the powerful role that inequality plays in any account of occupational competence in teaching, then conclude by exploring contemporary approaches to the reform or improvement of teacher education as a means of developing occupational competence.
Updated: May. 06, 2012
Dilemmas in the Implementation of Children’s Right to Equity in Education in the Swedish Compulsory School
The current paper analyses the effects of different kinds of decentralisation strategies on the implementation of children’s right to an equitable education in Sweden. This paper examines the complex and contextual nature and consequences of decentralisation and centralisation strategies in order to better understand the implementation of children’s right to equity in school practice.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
A Critical Analysis of Sustainability Education in Schooling’s Bureaucracy: Barriers and Small Openings in Teacher Education
In this article, the author reflects on his last 15 years of experience as an environmental education researcher and teacher education faculty member. Through the personal reflections of narrative inquiry, the author observes and interprets the changes he has witnessed and participated in at the state, university, college, and department level, and also on the bureaucratic forces. The author argues that such changes can begin with sustainability-responsive course revisions, and can connect to more significant changes in college and state programs and policies.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
The Collaborative Production of Meaningful Measure(ment)s: Preliminary Insights into a Work in Progress
This paper introduces a tri-national research and development project. The project aims to develop indicators for the cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary educational task ‘education for sustainable development’ (ESD). These indicators are meant to help monitor the implementation of ESD efforts in schools and institutions of higher education. The article focuses on how a variety of stakeholders are included in the process of developing a set of ESD indicators in the course of the project.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012
Negotiating Implementation of High-Stakes Performance Assessment Policies in Teacher Education: From Compliance to Inquiry
In this article, the authors describe the strategic response of one teacher education program to the challenges of implementing a set of new high-stakes state teaching performance assessment policies. These state policy mandates were perceived by faculty and staff to intrude strongly on the integrity of local program values and practices. In a strategic effort to negotiate the tension between these perceptions and the institutional necessity of implementing the new policies, the authors developed an approach to policy implementation aimed at shifting the discourse of implementation from a focus on compliance to a focus on inquiry.
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012
In this article, the authors examine Finnish teacher educators’ views on research‐based teacher education. The results showed that teacher educators appreciate the research‐based approach to which the university is committed, although they were skeptical about how well this vision transfers to the students.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012