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This is the second of a two-part paper intended to offer teacher educators a cohesive overview of the field of research on teacher preparation by identifying, analyzing, and critiquing its major programs. The paper discusses research on teacher preparation for the knowledge society and research on teacher preparation for diversity and equity. The authors describe the multiple clusters of studies comprising each of these programs of research and examine the social practices in which researchers engaged within one cluster selected from each.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2015
This paper presents a study on the development of the Finnish National Core Curricula for Basic Education (NCC), published in 1985, 1994 and 2004. This study aimed to extend the understanding of the role of the core curriculum in promoting literacy education. The analysis reflected on the basis of Finnish literacy education resting on curricula over 25 years old. The six changes in approach detected in curricula content over 30 years reveal that the educational orientations to literacy curricula have developed alongside the contemporary policy strategies and pedagogical trends of responding to increasingly complex diversity within schools. The author concludes that teacher education needs to focus on preparing teachers for future-oriented, proactive curriculum design.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2015
Equity: Policy Rhetoric or a Matter of Meaning of Knowledge? Towards a Framework for Tracing the ‘Efficiency–Equity’ Doctrine in Curriculum Documents
This article focuses on exploring the perspective of equity in curriculum. From a background of understanding curriculum as embedded in wider transnational policy movements, the author suggests a framework for exploring the trajectories between equity policy and different types of curricula with implications for what counts as knowledge. The results suggest that the technical form of the curriculum can have determining effects on the meaning of knowledge acquisition and that the capabilities approach offers an important frame of analysis for understanding how different aspects of equity are included or excluded in curriculum.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2015
Educational Equality or Social Mobility: The Value Conflict between Preservice Teachers and the Free Teacher Education Program in China
This research inquires into the values held by the students of the Free Teacher Education (FTE) program which piloted in the top normal universities in China. This study is based on in-depth interviews with 19 students enrolled in the FTE program. The findings exhibit a value conflict between the students’ educational purposes and the goals of the FTE program. While the program aims at educational equality, the majority of the respondents are driven to join the program and to make their career choices primarily by the goal of upward social mobility.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2014
Teacher Education Effectiveness: Quality and Equity of Future Primary Teachers’ Mathematics and Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge
This article examined across 15 countries to what extent primary teacher education can be regarded as effective and the possible reasons for inequity. The effectiveness of teacher education was examined by taking two indicators into account: future teachers’ mean achievement on a paper-and-pencil test as an indicator of quality, and the variability of teacher achievement due to background characteristics as an indicator of equity. The authors conclude that none of the TEDS-M countries was successful on both indicators of teacher education effectiveness with respect to background characteristics, gender, and language. Singapore and Taiwan may be regarded as the most effective teacher education systems, with high achievement and gender equity on MPCK and high achievement and language.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2013
“The Changers and the Changed”: Preparing Early Childhood Teachers to Work With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Families
This article is aimed to examine the learning process and transformation of early childhood teacher education students in a course on family equity. The authors present the findings the discussion on how courses on family equity can and should be incorporated into teacher education programs.
Updated: May. 28, 2013
Why Are Migrant Students Better Off in Certain Types of Educational Systems or Schools than in Others?
This article is concerned with the combined estimation of the effects of educational systems, school composition, track level, and country of origin on the educational achievement of 15-year-old migrant students. The authors focus specifically on the effects of socioeconomic and ethnic background on achievement scores and the extent to which these effects are affected by characteristics of the school, track, or educational system in which these students are enrolled.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
This article provides a brief overview of Canadian pre-service teacher education. The article also outlines some issues and factors facing and influencing these teacher education programmes, such as declining school enrolment, the use and abuse of technology and social media, the theory–practice divide and accessibility to teacher education programmes.
Updated: Feb. 06, 2013
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
This paper considers how the PICS decisions impact notions of educational equity and self-determination for African Americans. The author recommends that despite the PICS decision, school administrators and policy makers continue to consider how race impacts school assignment to ensure that public schools are democratic institutions that are racially and educationally equitable.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2011