The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education offers an ambitious and international overview of the current landscape of teacher education research, as well as the imagined futures. The two volumes are divided into sub-sections: Section One: Mapping the Landscape of Teacher Education Section Two: Learning Teacher Identity in Teacher Education Section Three: Learning Teacher Agency in Teacher Education Section Four: Learning Moral & Ethical Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Five: Learning to Negotiate Social, Political, and Cultural Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Six: Learning through Pedagogies in Teacher Education Section Seven: Learning the Contents of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Eight: Learning Professional Competencies in Teacher Education and throughout the Career Section Nine: Learning with and from Assessments in Teacher Education Section Ten: The Education and Learning of Teacher Educators Section Eleven: The Evolving Social and Political Contexts of Teacher Education Section Twelve: A Reflective Turn This handbook is a landmark collection for all those interested in current research in teacher education and the possibilities for how research can influence future teacher education practices and policies. Watch handbook editors D. Jean Clandinin and Jukka Husu and handbook working editorial board members Jerry Rosiek, Mistilina Sato and Auli Toom discuss key aspects of the new handbook:

The Political Shaping of Teacher Education in the STEM Areas

The Political Shaping of Teacher Education in the STEM Areas

Tony Brown

School subjects like Mathematics and Science have been re-conceptualised as part of the armoury of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), responding to a commonly conceived purpose of supplying the world's workforce with the resources needed to support economic wellbeing through technological development (Tytler, Swanson & Appelbaum, 2015; Freeman, Marginson & Tytler, 2015). With the metaphorical underpinning of being straight and strong, the centre from where everything grows, the acronym STEM drives an insistent and well-funded project of advancing our understandings in those areas of the curriculum. Schooling is increasingly shaped and judged by its perceived capacity to deliver success in terms of international competitiveness as measured in testing ...

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