Research-Based Teacher Education Reform: Making Teacher Education Work

Judith Harford, Marina Sacilotto-Vasylenko, Vlasta Vizek Vidović

Abstract


This special issue of Reflecting Education brings together a selection of papers presented at the fifth annual Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) conference hosted by the University of Vienna in 2011. The initiative to establish the TEPE Network was agreed at the University of Umea (Sweden) in 2006 and the first TEPE meeting was held at the University of Tallinn (Estonia) in 2007 and attended by participants from eight countries. The Network has grown significantly since its inception with the most recent 2012 conference (Warsaw) attracting over 100 participants. Over the course of its six years, the Network has emerged as a leading voice on teacher education policy in Europe, building on the work of previous European collaborative projects in the field of teacher education policy, notably TNTEE and EUDORA. The TEPE Network goals relate to: advancing research in and on teacher education; increasing mobility and extending the European dimension of teacher education; and enhancing quality through the renewal of evaluation cultures in teacher education. Central to its mission is the dissemination of research in the field of teacher education policy.

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082

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