Innovation and Accountability in Teacher Education

Setting Directions for New Cultures in Teacher Education

  • Claire Wyatt-Smith
  • Lenore Adie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Claire Wyatt-Smith, Lenore Adie
    Pages 1-15
  3. Accountability and Change in Teacher Education

  4. Preparing Teachers for Diverse Learners and Contexts

  5. Partnerships and Professional Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Bernadette Ní Áingléis, Anne Looney
      Pages 277-294
    3. Susan Margaret Bridges, Stephen Andrews, Amy Bik May Tsui, Carol Chan Kwai-kuen, Dan Wang, Tammy Yim Lin Kwan et al.
      Pages 295-312
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-333

About this book


This is the foundational book for the new series, Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability. The book canvasses research, practice and policy perspectives in teacher education across diverse geographic, social and political contexts. It explores the lifespan of teacher development from initial preparation through to graduate classroom practice as it occurs in an intensifying culture of standards and regulation. The characterization of initial teacher education (ITE) in a crucible of change permeates throughout the book. The chapters open up new ways of thinking about innovation and accountability in ITE and the professionalization of teaching, exploring fundamental questions, such as “Who are the actors in teacher preparation and how do they interact? How can we learn about the quality of teacher education? Where can we hear the voices of teacher educators and preservice teachers, as well as school-based teacher educators? What are the new and emerging roles of others in teacher education who have not been involved previously, including employing authorities?” (p. 22). While the book provides responses to these and other provocative questions, it also offers new insights into innovative teacher education from a wide range of policy and practice contexts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Wyatt-Smith
    • 1
  • Lenore Adie
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2025-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2026-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-5562
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-5570
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