This collection brings together international teacher educators to employ a ‘long view’ of an historic and values-based dialectic in teacher education. The authors reflect how employing historical consciousness to look back can offer greater continuity to teachers’ moral and political values within their training.
The book draws on research from experienced teacher educators representing different historical, social and political contexts in North America, Europe, Asia as well in post-conflict South Africa. Within each section, the authors reflect on the development of the moral and political values of pre-service and in-service teachers in an era of global neo-liberalism and how this is inextricably bound up with the narratives of professionals in the past within their own national context. Each chapter takes a ‘long view’ of the role of historical consciousness in informing the moral and political values of pre-service and in-service teachers, providing examples of how international teacher educators can collectively support one another in restoring a vibrant, values-based dialectic within the processes, pedagogies and provision of university and school-based training for which they are responsible. The ‘long view’ approach offers a compelling argument for the need to connect pre-service and in-service teachers’ values and narrative to the legacy of professionals of the past.
Moral and Political Values in Teacher Education over Time will be of great interest to researchers, academics and students in teacher education, comparative education and the history of education. It will also be of interest to international university and school-based teacher educators and policymakers in the field.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part one|68 pages
The European context
part two|22 pages
The American context
part three|23 pages
The South African post-conflict context