Research for socially progressive teacher education programmes

Kennedy, Aileen; Tierney, Rob and Rizvi, Fazal and Ercikan, Kadriye, eds. (2022) Research for socially progressive teacher education programmes. In: International Encyclopaedia of Education. Elsevier, Amsterdam. ISBN 9780128186305 (

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This chapter offers a conceptualization of socially progressive teacher education. It draws on three distinct, but linked ideas, namely: social progressivism as a political ideology; pedagogical progressivism as an educational movement; and social and environmental justice as ethical imperatives. In so doing, it offers a means of framing teacher education that is arguably more nuanced and complete than other alternatives, providing a means of both conceptualizing programs and enacting explicit political commitments.


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