Some Reflections on Teacher Education from a Global Perspective

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dc.coverage.spatial University of Canberra, Australia en 2020-05-20T22:29:03Z en 2020-02-10 en
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dc.description.abstract Much of what is known about teaching and teacher education is based on research conducted and theory developed in Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) societies. The challenges facing education in developing and poor societies (e.g., poverty, lack of infrastructure) and in traditional societies (e.g., feudal, tribal, hierarchical) are often overlooked in teacher education. Societies that ration resources through examinations expect teachers to ensure students do well on those evaluations, regardless of the merit in such testing. Societies that impose obligation on children to fulfil parental and familial expectations, rather than prioritise their own individual preferences, create challenges for teaching which is focused on the individual. Societies that have strong gender-specific expectations impose limitations on what teachers are expected to deliver for all. Societies in which teachers exploit their professional status for personal gain create especially difficult challenges for teacher education. In this talk I will review lessons I have learned in my international research career from societies such as China, India, Malaysia, Brazil, and South Africa about how our contemporary approaches to teacher education have questionable relevance and validity. en
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dc.title Some Reflections on Teacher Education from a Global Perspective en
dc.type Presentation en
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pubs.subtype Oral Presentation (Not presented at a conference) en
pubs.elements-id 793875 en Education and Social Work en Learning Development and Professional Practice en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-02-12 en

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