Sites of contestation for teacher education in Australia

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Brennan, Marie and Willis, Sue (2008) Sites of contestation for teacher education in Australia. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 14 (4). pp. 295-305. ISSN 1354-0602


Teacher education in Australia is subject to a great deal of policy interest at both Federal and State levels; it is also part of education policy shifts for the whole university sector. This paper explores Australian teacher education policy in terms of its governance, focusing on three current ‘sites of contestation’: university policy, budgetary policy, and Federal–State relations. In considering the ‘Australian case’, the authors aim to provide a case study of the ways in which ‘globalising trends’ are played out in particular cultural, historical and political contexts.

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Online ISSN: 1470-1278

Item type Article
DOI 10.1080/13540600802037702
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Keywords ResPubID21841, ResPubID22019. teacher education policy, globalisation, higher education funding, Federal-state relations, program accreditation, Australia, Australian
Citations in Scopus 27 - View on Scopus
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