image October 30

‘The Battle for Teacher Education': Last chance to register!

Only a few days left to register for the international ¬†‘Battle for Teacher Education’ conference in Bergen, Norway on 13 and 14 November. Subtitled ‘Reform in National and International Context’, the conference keynotes include Meg Maguire (King’s, London), Bill Green and Jo-Anne Reid (Charles Sturt, Australia), Tom Are Trippestad and Tobias Werler (Bergen University College), […]

TransformingTeacherEdproofcover October 27

Transforming Teacher Education: 20% discount order forms!

Transforming Teacher Education comes out early next year, soon after the publication of the Carter Review. Unless the Department for Education invests in a new designer, our publication will have a much nicer cover and, heck, even some references to research and evidence. The discount order form for Europe is here. And for the United […]

THunt October 14

I swear by almighty Tristram

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt came back from Singapore with the view that teachers, on qualifying, should have to swear an oath. Why he thinks the state should intervene to get a new professional to swear an oath in public is not clear, other than the fact he thinks they do in Singapore. It is […]

TC wall October 12

Speaking at Teachers College, Columbia University, 17 – 21 November

I will be contributing to the 2014 – 2015 Teachers College Sachs Lecture Series colloquium The Landscape for the Education of Teacher Educators: Whose Knowledges? What Visions? at the invitation of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. I begin¬†Monday 17th November for a week that will include a public lecture, department meetings, meetings with PhD […]

DfE October 06

A morning at the Carter Review of ITT

Friday 26th and I fetch up at Sanctuary Buildings for a ’roundtable discussion’ on ‘delivering effective primary ITT’ at the Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training. For those who live outside the rump UK (England), the Carter Review is an ‘independent review’ of teacher education programmes that is supposed to focus on their ‘quality and […]

Bloomsbury logo September 15

Bloomsbury commissions new book series: Re-inventing Teacher Education

Bloomsbury have commissioned a new series of books on teacher education to be edited by Marie Brennan, Meg Maguire, Peter Smagorinsky and myself. Entitled Re-inventing Teacher Education, the series will publish books that have the potential to change the way we do teacher education, from initial preparation through continuing professional development. We are not looking […]

The Art Party August 23

Join ‘The Art Party’?

The Art Party is a film by artist Bob and Roberta Smith and Tim Newton. It was released this week nationally and has had a good deal of publicity – a Today programme interview, newspaper features, etc.. The cinema release was limited but high profile, partly through Picturehouse and it had a big bash at […]


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