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Searching high and searching low, searching east and searching west: looking for trust in teacher education


Townsend, T, Searching high and searching low, searching east and searching west: looking for trust in teacher education, Journal of Education for Teaching, 37, (4) pp. 483-499. ISSN 0260-7476 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/02607476.2011.611017


This paper considers what has been learned from reviewing the full set of papers in this special issue. It considers some of the major factors that have impacted on education and subsequently teacher education in recent times, namely rapid technological change and increasing globalisation and movement from one country to others, and then focuses on how standards, for schools, for the people in them and for teacher education, have been used to drive improvement in many parts of the world. Key issues that have emerged from this special issue are, first, whether teaching is a craft or a profession, which has implications on how teacher educators view themselves, as practitioners or researchers. Second, what is notable in a number of countries in this issue is the lack of trust being shown by politicians and communities to both teachers and teacher educators. This concluding paper considers why this is so and how it might be changed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:teacher education; craft; profession; practitioner; researcher; standards; trust
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Townsend, T (Professor Tony Townsend)
ID Code:93498
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-08-06
Last Modified:2017-11-21

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