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Learning to teach in England and the United States: the evolution of policy and practice

Learning to teach in England and the United States: the evolution of policy and practice

Tatto, Maria Teresa, author; Thompson, Ian, author; Burn, Katharine, 1963-, author; Mutton, Trevor, author; Menter, Ian, 1949- author

Learning to Teach in England and the United States studies the evolution of initial teacher education by considering some of the current approaches in England and the United States. Presenting empirical evidence from these two distinct political and historical contexts, the chapters of this thought-provoking volume illustrate the tensions involved in preparing teachers who are working in ever-changing environments. Grounded in the lived experiences of those directly affected by these shifting policy environments, the book questions if reforms that have introduced accountability regimes and new kinds of partnership with the promise of improving teaching and learning, have contributed to more powerful learning experiences in schools for those entering the profession. The authors consider the relationships between global, national and local policy, and question their potential impact on the future of teacher education and teaching more generally. The research adopts an innovative methodology and sociocultural theoretical framework designed to show greater insights into the ways in which beginning teachers' learning experiences are shaped by relationships at all of these levels. A key emerging issue is that of the alignment - or not - between the values and dispositions of the individuals and the institutions that are involved. This book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of teacher education, comparative education, higher education, and education policy and politics

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Published London: Routledge, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Maria Teresa Tatto, Katharine Burn, Ian Menter, Trevor Mutton, Ian Thompson
ISBN: 1317391020, 9781317391029
Physical Description: 288 pages
Series: Routledge research in teacher education
Subject: Education.; Teacher training; United States of America, USA; Education; Teaching England.; Philosophy & theory of education; Educational strategies & policy; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Teaching United States.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Routledge research in teacher education.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781138933743

Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Authors' Biographies
  6. Section I: Learning to Teach: Theory, Methods and Contexts
  7. 1. Introduction and Background
  8. 2. A Sociocultural Framework and Methods for the Analysis of Teacher Education Policy and Practice in England and the United States
  9. 3. The Policy Landscapes for Teacher Education in England and the United States
  10. 4. Teacher Education Programmes as Settings for Learning to Teach: Responses to Policy and Social Pressures in England and in the United States
  11. 5. Schools as Settings for Learning to Teach: Responses to Policy and Social Pressures in England and the United States
  12. Section II: Case Studies of Learning to Teach in Specific Contexts
  13. 6. Selection of the Case Studies
  14. 7. Cases of Alignment at the Meso-level of Institutions (Schools and HEI) and at the Micro-level of the Individual
  15. 8. Cases of Alignment at the Meso-level of Institutions, with a High Degree of Tension or Contradiction at the Micro-level of the Individual
  16. 9. Cases of Unacknowledged Contradictions at the Meso-level of Institutions which Result in Low Levels of Support or Challenge at the Micro-level of the Individual
  17. 10. Cases of Alignment between the Micro-level of the Individual and the Meso-level of the School (but not with HEI)
  18. 11. Cases of Alignment between the Micro-level of the Individual and the Meso-level of the HEI (but not with the School)
  19. 12. The Significance of Alignments in Initial Teacher Education
  20. Section III: Comparing Trends, Contradictions and Future Trajectories
  21. 13. Policy and Practice in England and the United States: Comparing Trends and Contradictions in Teacher Education
  22. 14. The Future of Teacher Education in England and the United States
  23. Index