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ERIC Number: EJ869447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
The Matter of Globalization: Teacher Education in Volatile Times
Teitelbaum, Kenneth
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n4 p449-451 Fall 2008
Thirty years ago, Maxine Greene (1978) wrote about mystification as it relates to teacher education during unquiet times. However, this is no longer the industrial age; people are well beyond the economic stagnation that existed in the 1970s, and to say that these are "unquiet times" would be to seriously downplay the transitions of the 21st century. Globalization, seen from above and below, is transforming nation-states and local communities. Globalization is hard to grasp and even more difficult to predict in terms of what the future holds for individuals. That is a problem that will not go away; it is also a challenge and an opportunity that should influence the ways that people approach teacher education. Teacher educators need to be in the forefront of what these developments mean for schools. Since the role of teachers in preparing the next generations for the complexities and challenges that lie ahead is more vital than ever before, the author urges teacher educators to model the kind of teachers they want their preservice and inservice students to become.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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