Policy Problems: Policy Approaches to Teacher Education Research.

Emma Towers*, Meg Maguire

*Corresponding author for this work

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For many years and for many nations around the world, teacher education has been a key site of educational reform and policy action. This chapter takes a critical approach toward understanding policy making and policy construction by taking a “problems” approach to policy analysis. The chapter identifies some key policy initiatives in teacher education and some contemporary policy “problems.” It concludes with a call for greater scrutiny of the justifications made for educational policy reform if we are to better understand the direction of teacher education in the years to come.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research
EditorsIan Menter
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2022


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