ERIC Number: ED460080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons in Teacher Education Reform: A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Education in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Glenn, Allen D.
This report examines similarities and differences between teacher preparation systems in the United States and the United Kingdom. The first section discusses initiatives to renew and reform teacher education, highlighting four interrelated factors that provide insight into the reasons for conflicting demands for change (public expectations about education, the politicizing of teacher education, differing views about implementing change, and differing philosophies about teacher preparation). The second section discusses implementation of reform, highlighting government and educational policy. The third section describes teacher education's response to implementing reform. For example, educators in both countries are addressing reform issues from institutional and national perspectives. The fourth section describes similarities and differences in teacher education in the two countries. The countries are similar in the declining support for higher education, perceived loss of academic freedom, increased demand for teachers, distaste for high stakes testing and monitoring, and lack of recognition for improvement. The countries differ in school reform, centralization, funding and resources, and focused criticism. The fifth section examines trends for the future. Appended is a presentation by the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers, delivered at the 2000 annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Contains 45 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom