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Teacher Education in Globalised Times

Local Responses in Action

  • Jillian Fox
  • Colette Alexander
  • Tania Aspland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Colette Alexander, Jillian Fox, Tania Aspland
    Pages 1-21
  3. Jenene Burke, Peter Sellings, Naomi Nelson
    Pages 139-157
  4. Corinne A. Green, Michelle J. Eady, Sharon K. Tindall-Ford
    Pages 239-260
  5. Rebecca Walker, Chad Morrison, Susan Beltman, Valerie Morey
    Pages 273-293

About this book


This book provides commentary on the influence of multi-layered political contexts that surround the work of teacher educators worldwide. It addresses the drawbacks of the massification, standards-based movements and marketisation of universal business that threaten authenticity, innovation and entrepreneurship within teacher education on a global scale.  The chapters celebrate the richly described local stories that explore the often tacit political activity that underpins teacher educators’ work. The book highlights the commitment of both teachers and teacher educators to social justice, and human rights and critical consciousness as central to the process of teacher development. Teacher formation, teacher education policies and curriculum development in an era of globalisation, super-diversity and the positioning of Indigenous populations, and national regulation and localisation are topics that are explored in this book.


teacher identities and globalisation teacher practices and globalisation teacher education and globalisation teacher education research and globalisation higher education in initial teacher education teacher preparation programmes teacher education policy teacher education in 21st century international initiatives in teacher education innovations in teacher education teacher education and communities equity and social justice in teacher education teacher education curriculum development teacher positioning and globalisation reshaping teacher identities, practices and positioning professional development programs and evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jillian Fox
    • 1
  • Colette Alexander
    • 2
  • Tania Aspland
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBanyoAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationAustralian Catholic UniversityBanyoAustralia
  3. 3.Kaplan Australia and New ZealandSydneyAustralia

About the editors

Jillian L. Fox is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University. She is an experienced early childhood teacher who has worked with both preservice and practicing teachers in Australia and China. Her areas of teaching and research expertise include work integrated learning, mentoring, and early years education. In 2017, Jillian won the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation for her work on establishing a university-wide integrated online learning platform.

Colette Alexander is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, Australian Catholic University. She is an experienced teacher educator who has worked with both preservice and practicing teachers at public and private institutions. Her current research and teaching areas focus on research methodology, policy and assessment. Colette is the Project Lead for the implementation of the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) at the School of Education, and is an early career researcher working with the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE).

Tania Aspland is a Professor of Teacher Education who provides high-level advice on teacher education, governance and policy. She is the President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education and a member of various boards for the Australian government. She also works closely with government directors and leaders of school education, private providers, and the Catholic and independent sectors.

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