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Educating Our Teachers : A Straightforward and Uncontroversial Task?

Kennedy, Aileen (2015) Educating Our Teachers : A Straightforward and Uncontroversial Task? [Report]

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Teacher education might seem at first glance to be uncontroversial: we’ve all met teachers and we all know what they do; the job is straightforward and the ‘training’ is well established. However, behind this assumption lies an intriguing and complex web of aspirations, demands and global influences. Indeed, the education of teachers, far from being uncontroversial and straightforward, is in fact hugely contested and subject to considerable political influence.