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Teaching the World's Teachers

Many countries confront surprisingly similar challenges in preparing K–12 educators for success, while national contexts also make for surprising differences. In Teaching the World's Teachers, education historians Lauren Lefty and James W. Fraser and their contributors make a convincing case for approaching these shared challenges from a more global and historically minded perspective.

Written by education scholars from eleven different countries—Argentina, Brazil, Catalonia-Spain, China, England, Finland, Ghana, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, and the United States—this book provides histories of teacher education reforms between roughly 1980 and 2020. The authors show how international trends that emerged during this period collided with national and regional contexts to produce unique teacher education systems in different nations. While in some countries the embrace of markets and competition led to a deregulation of the teacher preparation field, in others teaching became a highly regulated and centralized affair. At the same time, ideas and structural models cross borders and education leaders borrow from each other while reshaping plans in each place.

Opening with a broad historical overview of global teacher education models beginning in the late eighteenth century, Teaching the World's Teachers argues that the field has long been characterized by cross-border connections—but shaped by geopolitical hierarchies of power. In an era when teacher quality is widely recognized as one of the most important factors in a child's education, this volume encourages dialogue among teacher educators and policymakers around the world. By understanding the context and contingency of where we have been, the authors hope that readers will walk away with a more empowered sense of where we are headed in the all-important task of teaching the world's teachers.

Contributors: Kwame Akyeampong, Richard Andrews, Azeem Badroodien, Maria Inês G. F. Marcondes de Souza, Gustavo E. Fischman, James W. Fraser, Guangwei Hu, Arie Kizel, Jari Lavonen, Lauren Lefty, Wei Liao, Jason Loh, Silvana Mesquita, Hannele Niemi, Lily Orland-Barak, Paula Razquin, Carol Anne Spreen, Eduard Vallory, Yisu Zhou

About the Authors

Lauren Lefty earned her PhD in the history of education from New York University. She is the coauthor of Teaching Teachers: Changing Paths and Enduring Debates. James W. Fraser is a professor of history and education at New York University. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Between Church and State: Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America and Teach: A Question of Teaching.

Endorsementss

"Teaching the World's Teachers is well written, well researched, and well edited."

- Philip G. Altbach, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, author of Global Perspectives on Higher Education

"This book brings together masterful historical analysis and detailed case studies to create a genuinely global volume, one that discusses all the key questions around teacher education with lucidity and insight. Essential reading for everyone concerned with the education of teachers."

- Bob Moon, The Open University, editor of Do Universities have a Role in the Education and Training of Teachers?: An International Analysis of Policy and Practice

"This book combines valuable historical insight with expert analyses of diverse teacher preparation programs around the world. An excellent source of background information for those concerned with improving teacher education, it draws critical attention to current and future challenges in the field."

- Norma Tarrow, California State University, Long Beach, coeditor of Dimensions of the Community College: International, Intercultural, and Multicultural Perspectives

"Teaching the World's Teachers offers deep insight into the nature of teacher education. Through careful attention to specific case studies, the editors illustrate historical and contextual complexities that challenge notions of 'good' versus 'bad' teacher preparation. An important read for those who seek to improve teacher training in any context."

- Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, New York University

"This timely collection is far more than the sum of its parts. Lefty and Fraser bring together compelling accounts of developments in teacher preparation over the past four decades in eleven countries on five continents. In addition, they illuminate broader tensions between national contexts and global discourses on neoliberalism and education policy."

- Christine A. Ogren, University of Iowa, author of The American State Normal School: "An Instrument of Great Good"
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