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The Consequences of International Comparisons for Public Support of K–12 Education: Evidence From a National Survey Experiment
The authors investigate the consequences of international comparisons in education on the support of public schooling in the United States. The results suggest that framing educational policy with the goal of enhancing international competitiveness lowers subjective assessments of the quality of local schooling without increasing interest in additional spending to improve the nation’s education system.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Human Dignity within Teacher Education: A Matter of Individualism, Competitiveness, and Strategic Rationality
The purpose of this study was to examine the Discourse of Human Dignity within teacher education, especially with respect to how Swedish teacher educators make meaning of the concept of human dignity. Findings show that four sub-discourses are involved in the Discourse of Human Dignity within teacher education.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
In this article, the author discusses the challenges globalization may bring to teacher education. Globalization brings many challenges to schools. To meet these challenges, schools need teachers who understand the implications of globalization, are able to effectively work with the increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse student population. The author describes some essential elements of a plan that prepare teachers to teach in the globalized world. The author concludes that in order to prepare this new generation of teachers, we need a teacher education system that is globally oriented.
Updated: Mar. 21, 2012
Competition, Economic Rationalization, Increased Surveillance, and Attacks on Diversity: Neo-Liberalism and the Transformation of Teacher Education in the U.S.
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. The article concludes with a look at the future for teacher education in the U.S.
Updated: Apr. 14, 2011
This article is a brief analysis of the roots of TFA’s extraordinary rise as a major player in the world of educational reform and educational policy. In particular, the author focuses on the enormous marketing advantage that TFA enjoys over teacher education (TE) programs in recruiting students into the role of teacher. The author concludes that the competition between TFA and TE is a case of “heads they win, tails we lose.”
Updated: Mar. 14, 2010