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Helstad, Kristin; Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Wittek, Anne Line – Education Inquiry, 2017
Living in complex knowledge societies requires citizens who master multiple literacies involving both cognitive and social skills. Thus, all individuals should be offered relevant educational opportunities and teachers capable of integrating subject expertise with relational aspects. This paper demonstrates a teaching design for mathematics that…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Arreman, Inger Erixon; Erixon, Per-Olof – Education Inquiry, 2015
This study deals with the undergraduate degree project in teacher training programmes for early childhood education and care in Sweden. For the study we draw on documents and qualitative interviews with teacher educators of different disciplinary backgrounds. The aims of this study were to identify discourses on the degree project in the field of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Guerrero, Michael D.; Farruggio, Peter – Education Inquiry, 2012
The current era of neoliberal capitalism has witnessed the domination of public education by business interests which openly promote the spirit of competition among schools, educators and students through a policy of high stakes accountability for immediately measurable educational outcomes. In the USA, this policy proposes to make teacher…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Accountability, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy
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Täljedal, Inge-Bert – Education Inquiry, 2011
From 2000 to 2009 Umeå University had a genuine faculty board for teacher education that was responsible for both first-cycle teaching and research training. The board itself was an innovation in the Swedish high school system and introduced a new practice-oriented subject for the doctoral degree, "pedagogiskt arbete" ("Educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Universities, Foreign Countries, Research Training