13 JANUARY 2017
Book Launch: Do Universities Have a Role in the Education of Teachers?
Rescheduled from 17 October 2016.
The book launch of: Do Universities have a Role in the Education and Training of Teachers?; An International Analysis of Policy and Practice from The Cambridge Education Research Series will take place at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, Cambridge, UK, on 15 February from 16.00 - 18.00.
To find out more and join us for the launch, please visit https://douniversitieshavearole.eventbrite.co.uk to book a free ticket.
The Cambridge Education Research Series was created as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education and Cambridge University Press. The series consists of three strands of publication representing three fundamental perspectives:Teacher Education, International Education Reform and Language Education.
Do Universities have a Role in the Education and Training of Teachers? (9781107571907) is a unique global analysis of the political and social pressures on the education of teachers within the university. The education of teachers has become a major concern in the development and improvement of education systems across the world. In most countries the responsibility for preparing teachers is held by the universities, which has helped raise the status of teaching.
However teacher education has come under increasing criticism as overly theoretical and ineffective in addressing the practical needs of teachers within the classroom. Do Universities have a Role in the Education and Training of Teachers? addresses these concerns directly through a unique series of case studies by leading academics.
The consistency of public concern across countries as disparate as China, India, the USA and UK is explored, as are contemporary attempts to introduce reforms that address these concerns. The book suggests a number of key questions for universities to address if they are continue to play an important role in the pre-service and professional education of teachers.
Bob Moon is Emeritus Professor of Education at The Open University. He has published extensively on teacher education and curriculum and has advised many national and international organisations (including DFID, EU, OECD, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA and The World Bank) on teacher education. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition for his contribution to research in education.
Colleen McLaughlin is Professor, Director of Educational Innovation at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. She was Head of Department for three years at the University of Sussex. Prior to that she was at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education where she was Deputy Head of Faculty. She is also a fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the RSA.
Michael Evans is Reader in Second Language Education, Official Fellow, Clare Hall, and Director of Studies for Education at Robinson College. He specialises in research in second language education with particular interests in teacher education and foreign language learning (French and Spanish) in the secondary sector.
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