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Reforming Teaching Globally
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Oxford Studies in Comparative Education

Reforming Teaching Globally


2007 paperback 280 pages, £24.00, ISBN 978-1-873927-75-5

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This book seeks to raise the discussion of globalisation’s effects on teacher education, development and work, and its reforms and institutions, to a more theoretical and analytical level, and to provide specific examples in the comparative tradition to illustrate teacher policy in the context of education systems’ widespread variability and complexity. The contributors critically analyse current arrangements in teacher education, development and work, and highlight the forces that enter in this contested terrain, the sources of conflict and convergence, and the implication of these for teaching and learning, and for indigenous forms of knowledge and knowledge construction in the globalisation era.



Maria Teresa Tatto. Introduction. International Comparisons and the Global Reform of Teaching


PART I. Reforms Emphasising Increased Control over Teachers’ Work and Performance

Lynn Paine & Yanping Fang. Dilemmas in Reforming China’s Teaching: assuring ‘quality’ in professional development

Sigrid Blömeke. The Impact of Global Tendencies on the German Teacher Education System

Kiril Bankov. The Influence of the World Educational Changes on the Teacher Education System in Bulgaria

Allan Pitman. Ontario, Canada: the state asserts its voice or accountability supersedes responsibility

Dorothea Anagnostopoulos. The New Accountability and Teachers’ Work in Urban High Schools in the USA


PART II. Reforms Emphasising Teachers’ Professional Knowledge and Discretion

Maria Teresa Tatto, Sylvia Schmelkes, Maria del Refugio Guevara, & Medardo Tapia. Mexico’s Educational Reform and the Reshaping of Teachers’ Development and Work

Beatrice Avalos. Teachers and Accountability: the case of Chile

Anne M. Hooghart. Teacher Accountability and Curriculum Reform in Japan: an analysis of the ‘Rainbow Plan’

Clementina Acedo. Teacher Education and Accountability Policies for Improving Teaching Quality in the Philippines

Martial Dembélé & John Schwille. Accountability in the Context of Teacher Empowerment: the Guinean experience

Maria Teresa Tatto & David Plank. Conclusion. The Dynamics of Global Teaching Reform


CLEMENTINA ACEDO is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies in the School of Education of the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

DOROTHEA ANAGNOSTOPOULOS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, USA.

BEATRICE AVALOS is consultant in the Curriculum and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Education, Chile and professor in the Policy Studies Master’s Programme, University Alberto Hurtado, Chile.

KIRIL BANKOV is a Professor of Mathematics Education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

SIGRID BLOMEKE is Professor of General Education and Instructional Research at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

MARTIAL DEMBELE is Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal, Canada.

YANPING FANG is an assistant professor at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

MARIA DEL REFUGIO GUEVARA, is Coordinator of Institutional Linkages in the division of Basic Education in the Ministry of Education, Mexico.

ANNE HOOGHART is an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Teacher Education at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, USA.

LYNN PAINE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, USA.

ALLAN PITMAN is a Professor of Education at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

DAVID PLANK is Executive Director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), and a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California – Berkeley, USA.

SYLVIA SCHMELKES, is Coordinator of Bilingual and Intercultural Education for the Ministry of Education, Mexico.

JOHN SCHWILLE is Professor and Assistant Dean for International Studies in Education at Michigan State University, USA.

MEDARDO TAPIA, is a Researcher in the Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Unidad Morelos, México.

MARIA TERESA TATTO is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, USA.

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