|aPolicy and politics in teacher education :|binternational perspectives /|cedited by John Furlong, Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Marie Brennan.
|avi, 175 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a1. Introduction -- 2. The new teacher education in the United States: directions forward -- 3. Teacher professionalism in Flemish policy on teacher education: a critical analysis of the decree on teacher education (2006) in Flanders, Belgium -- 4. Sites of contestation over teacher education in Australia -- 5. Partnership, policy and politics: initial teacher education in England under new labour -- 6. Is small beautiful? policy making in teacher education in Scotland -- 7. Contradictions and tensions in the place of teachers in educational reform: reflections on teacher preparation in the USA and Namibia -- 8. Instrumentalism and teacher education in the United States: an analysis of two national reports -- 9. 101 damnations: the persistence of criticism and the absence of evidence about teacher education in Australia -- 10. Knowledge management, sustainable innovation and pre-service teacher education in Singapore -- 11. More or better? The political and policy dilemmas of teacher professional development in Nigeria -- 12. Reconstructing dominant paradigms of teacher education: possibilities for pedagogical transformation in Fiji -- 13. European perspectives of teacher education and training.