Ensuring quality in and through teaching and learning has become a fundamental global concern. Emanating from a colloquium on Quality Assurance and Teacher Education hosted by University College Dublin in 2010 and funded by the European Educational Research Association, this book interrogates how quality cultures can be fostered in the field of education. The volume brings together a series of background and case study chapters from leading scholars in the field of teacher education internationally.
Judith Harford is Head of Research and Director of the Professional Diploma in Education at the School of Education, University College Dublin. Brian Hudson is Professor of Education and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education at the University of Dundee. Hannele Niemi is Professor of Education at the University of Helsinki.
Contents: Hannele Niemi/Judith Harford/Brian Hudson: Introduction: From Quality Assurance to Quality Culture - Sheelagh Drudy: Professionalism, Performativity and Care: Whither Teacher Education for a Gendered Profession in Europe? - Kay Livingston: Quality in Teachers' Professional Career-Long Development - Hannele Niemi/Stephen Kemmis: Communicative Evaluation for Improvement in Education - Bjorn Astrand: Contemporary Challenges for Quality Assurance in Teacher Education: The Swedish Example - Do Central Inspections Impede Local Quality Cultures? - Sylvia Chong/Pauline Ho: A Systems Approach to Teacher Quality in Singapore - Linda Darling-Hammond: Quality Assurance in Teacher Education: An American Perspective - Hannele Niemi/Jari Lavonen: Evaluation for Improvements in Finnish Teacher Education - Janja Komljenovic/Pavel Zgaga: Quality Assurance in Slovenian Teacher Education: Between National Regulation and Internationalization - John Coolahan: Quality Assurance in Teacher Education in Ireland within an International Context - Judith Harford/Gerry MacRuairc: Shifting Models of School Evaluation in the Republic of Ireland - Brian Hudson/Teresa Moran: Quality Assurance Systems and Teacher Education Reform for the Twenty-First Century in Scotland.