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ERIC Number: ED567163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Keeping Abreast of Continuous Change and Contradictory Discourses
Myers, Marie J.
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (11th, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 14-17, 2013)
In the light of new developments for the teaching profession, teacher education requires constant adjustments. In Canada, education is a provincial responsibility and varies across the country, and with national specialists associations also dictating guidelines, we have to satisfy competing expectations. This presents a number of challenges. The Ministry of Education of Ontario advocates "success for all learners" with the overall functions of education aiming at supporting individuals, society and cultures, all in a tight weave with newcomer communities involved in schools. This agenda is dictated by our immigration culture and the need to be inclusive of diverse learners. There is also a national think-tank deciding on future directions for the country and they recently recommended a move from an emphasis on inter-personal intelligence, i.e. getting along in groups, to placing more emphasis on intra-personal intelligence with the objective of having all persons develop their own independent strengths. After a look at contextual issues we present a number of aspects that surfaced in a teacher education course. We account for the different agendas in our suggestions for improved outcomes. [For complete volume, see ED567118.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada