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Smyth, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
In this discursive and wide-ranging paper I want to do two things: first, to interrogate the conditions that led to, and continue to wreak havoc as a result of, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and that underpin current policy approaches to teacher education in Australia and other western countries; and second, to move in the direction of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Economic Climate, Financial Exigency
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McInerney, Peter; Smyth, John; Down, Barry – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
It may seem something of a paradox that in a globalised age where notions of interdependence, interconnectedness and common destinies abound, the "local", with its diversity of cultures, languages, histories and geographies, continues to exercise a powerful grip on the human imagination. The ties that bind us have global connections but…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Place Based Education, Critical Reading, Instruction
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Smyth, John – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
This paper argues that we are currently experiencing a debilitating overload of political interference and media hyperbole in respect of teaching and teacher education, and that much of this blitzkrieg amounts to a "political spectacle" and blatant neo-liberal ideology dressed up as rational analysis. The politics of disparagement being unleashed…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Teachers, Outcomes of Education