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Quality and Change in Teacher Education

Western and Chinese Perspectives

  • John Chi-Kin Lee
  • Christopher Day

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Quality in Teacher Education

  3. Innovative and Effective Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment Practices of Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. May May-Hung Cheng, John Chi-Kin Lee
      Pages 129-147
    3. Diane Mayer, Andrea Allard, Julianne Moss, Mary Dixon
      Pages 149-162
    4. Cher Ping Lim, John Chi-Kin Lee, Nan Jia
      Pages 163-174
    5. Cheryl J. Craig, Yali Zou, Gayle Curtis
      Pages 175-194
  4. Issues of Managing Change in Teacher Education

About this book


How teachers may be better educated for a changing global world is a challenge that faces many systems of education worldwide. This book addresses key issues of quality and change in teacher education in the context of the new public management achievement agendas which are permeating teacher education structures, cultures and programmes and the work of teacher educators internationally. Graduate schools of education in the United States and the UK, for example, are making fundamental changes in the structures, courses, programs and faculties that prepare beginning teachers each year. Drawing upon examples from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere, its authors provide a unique critical overview of emerging themes and challenges of  raising the quality of teaching and the quality of student learning outcomes. They suggest possible ways forward for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and policy-makers as they seek to raise the quality of teaching and student outcomes whilst sustaining their moral purposes and values of equity, inclusion and social justice. Taken together, the chapters contain informed, critical discussions of “normal education” and “teacher education”  of “professional standards”, “4+2/+1” post-degree training, “PGDE versus BEd”, integration of subject specializations and professional education. Each one provides new visions of the teacher as a professional and to cultivate high quality teachers in the West and the Greater China region. For all those interested in issues of quality, change and forward movement in teacher education in contexts of policy led reform, this is a must read.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Chi-Kin Lee
    • 1
  • Christopher Day
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quality and Change in Teacher Education
  • Book Subtitle Western and Chinese Perspectives
  • Editors John Chi-kin Lee
    Christopher Day
  • Series Title Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Professional.Learning,Dev.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24137-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79584-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24139-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 329
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Teaching and Teacher Education
    International and Comparative Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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