AERA Chicago April 15

What’s the use of sitting, alone, in your room? ‘Reinventing Teacher Education’ drinks reception at AERA

If you have arrived early for AERA (or just happen to live in or be in Chicago) and you find yourself at a loose-end with nothing more than a hotel mini-bar and payTV for company tomorrow evening (16 April), why not come along to the drinks reception to celebrate the launch of a new book […]

TET April 02

Failing to innovate? Failing to communicate

The response to Transforming Teacher Education has been really encouraging and it’s had some great coverage and produced real interest. A piece in the Times Higher published last week captured some of the argument of Jane’s and my book and I have been thanked, criticised and, of course, strategically ignored following its publication. Although mostly thanked, […]

Bloomsbury logo March 08

Have an idea for a research-based book on teacher education? (Apply within)

Marie Brennan, Meg Maguire, Peter Smagorinsky and I are ready to start reviewing proposals for our new book series with Bloomsbury, Reinventing Teacher Education. The series will feature robust, critical research in the field of teacher education – broadly construed – and overall will seek to advance a practical and progressive agenda for the transformation […]

TransformingTeacherEdproofcover March 02

Transforming Teacher Education party at King’s College London

A wine reception to celebrate the ‘official’ publication of Transforming Teacher Education will be held on Monday 16th March from 5 to 7pm at King’s College London. Four speakers will say a few words about the book: Professor Sam Twiselton (Director of the Sheffield Institute of Education and a member of the Carter Review of ITE); James […]

terry thomas March 02

The Carter Review: Not so much a bang as a spluffft?

Ding dong! So here is the report of the strangely ‘independent’ Carter Review of ITE in England. And what a strange show it was. The man himself – a favoured head teacher from Surrey; followed around the country by small gang of civil servants trying to smooth his way, on a good day reminding people […]

LTfE TES February 11

Learning Teaching from Experience: out in paperback in July

Learning Teaching from Experience will be published, with some minor revisions, in paperback in July. Janet Orchard and I were very honoured to have brought together so many different authors from all over the world to focus on the key question: what and how do teachers learn from experience? The chapters were originally drafted for a symposium […]

TET January 30

PUBLISHED! ‘Transforming Teacher Education: Reconfiguring the Academic Work’

After a really, really rapid turnaround in Bloomsbury’s production department, Transforming Teacher Education is now published and on sale in good bookstores everywhere (OK, UK bookstores now; Europe in a few weeks; rest of the world in a month). Discount coupons for different markets are available here for the USA and here for everywhere else. […]


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