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ERIC Number: EJ887079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
More than Servants of the State? The Governance of Initial Teacher Preparation in Canada in an Era of School Reform
Young, Jon; Boyd, Karen
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v56 n1 p1-18 Spr 2010
Drawing on Gideonse's (1993) distinction between political, institutional, and professional modes of governance, this article examines changes in the governance of initial teacher preparation in Canada over the last three decades. With data collected from a review of provincial documents and key informant interviews, the article uses Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia as case studies to illustrate how provincial governments, universities and their faculties of education, and the teaching profession have been able to exert their influence on the preparation of teachers. The article argues that each of these players constitutes a legitimate partner in initial teacher education, that each partner brings to the governance of initial teacher education varied core values and interests, and that diverse provincial governance arrangements reflect varied accommodations of these values and interests that have implications for how teacher professionalism and teachers' work is being constructed.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada