Reforming teacher education in the context of lifelong learning: the case of the BEd degree programme in Ireland

Dolan, Anne M. (2012) Reforming teacher education in the context of lifelong learning: the case of the BEd degree programme in Ireland. pp. 463-479. ISSN 02619768

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Lifelong learning has become a prominent fixture in educational policy in recent years in many countries around the world. In terms of teacher education, it is now widely accepted that initial teacher education is insufficient for the lifelong professional needs of teachers. From September 2012, initial teacher education in Ireland will be offered as a radically different four-year BEd degree programme. This reform of initial teacher education offers immense potential for teacher educators to re-imagine their programmes in light of a range of guiding paradigms and theoretical frameworks, including lifelong learning. This paper provides a rationale for developing programmes in initial teacher education in the context of lifelong learning. A number of recommendations for lifelong primary teacher education are offered in light of current reforms that are taking place in Ireland. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]; Copyright of European Journal of Teacher Education is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Additional Information: Dolan, Anne M. 1; Email Address:; Affiliation: 1: Department of Learning, Society and Religious Education, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland; Source Info: Nov2012, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p463; Subject Term: TEACHER education; Subject Term: EDUCATIONAL change; Subject Term: CONTINUING education; Subject Term: EDUCATION & state; Subject Term: IRELAND; Author-Supplied Keyword: curriculum; Author-Supplied Keyword: lifelong learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: policy; Author-Supplied Keyword: reflective practice; Author-Supplied Keyword: teacher education; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; Number of Pages: 17p; Document Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: TEACHER education; EDUCATIONAL change; CONTINUING education; EDUCATION & state; IRELAND; curriculum; lifelong learning; policy; reflective practice
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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2015 08:32
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2015 08:33

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