Restructuring teacher education, the national interest and globalisation

Singh, Michael Garbutcheon and Gale, Trevor 1996, Restructuring teacher education, the national interest and globalisation, Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 17-32.

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Title Restructuring teacher education, the national interest and globalisation
Author(s) Singh, Michael Garbutcheon
Gale, Trevor
Journal name Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education
Volume number 24
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 32
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 1996
ISSN 1359-866X
1469-2945
Keyword(s) globalisation
teacher education
teacher-education programmes
Summary This paper argues that the repositioning of Asian countries as new 'centres' for world trade and commerce and the transformation of Australian society and economy to accord with this global consolidation, includes a general restructuring of all levels of Australia's 'education industry' and specifically the (re)forming of its initial teacher and professional-education programmes. The need for such reformation arises in part from the restructuring of the work of teaching based on a broader definition of the people and educational settings that are involved in the teaching/learning process, a reworking of this teaching/learning process, the higher status given to certain substantive areas of study, such as languages other than English, and the management of education along corporatist lines. This paper suggests further that teacher-education programmes should also provide students with the resources to critically analyse these changes, giving consideration to issues such as identity, the impact of new technologies on culture and learning, the use of language in promoting particular discourses, and the repositioning of education as a tool for economic reform.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1996, Australian Teacher Education Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040794

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Collection: School of Education
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