Educating Our Teachers: A Straightforward and Uncontroversial Task?

Aileen Kennedy

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Abstract

Teacher education might seem at first glance to be uncontroversial: we’ve all met teachers and we all know what they do; the job is straightforward and the ‘training’ is well established. However, behind this assumption lies an intriguing and complex web of aspirations, demands and global influences. Indeed, the education of teachers, far from being uncontroversial and straightforward, is in fact hugely contested and subject to considerable political influence.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Commissioning bodyInternational Public Policy Institute
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Public Policy Institute Policy Brief
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde

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Keywords

  • IPPI
  • teacher education
  • Scottish teacher education

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Kennedy, A. (2015). Educating Our Teachers: A Straightforward and Uncontroversial Task? (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief). University of Strathclyde.
Kennedy, Aileen. / Educating Our Teachers : A Straightforward and Uncontroversial Task?. University of Strathclyde, 2015. 7 p. (International Public Policy Institute Policy Brief).
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