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Themed issue: International approaches in teacher education

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In an effort to gain insights from international settings and globalize our view of teacher education practices, this special topic issue of The New Educator will be focused on international research on pre-service teacher education. Incorporating international research with a comparative and international lens is important for understanding the evolving nature of teacher education in a multitude of contexts and to avoid reinforcing an ethnocentric worldview.

Of course, structures from one teacher education system do not seamlessly transfer to other systems. Societal factors such as governmental structures, education policies, cultures, and norms often make generative teacher education practices in one country less effective in others. Yet, we believe that the presence of these differing factors often engender creative responses from teacher educators.

For this special issue on international approaches in pre-service teacher education, we invite empirical studies from scholars and practitioners situated in non-US teacher education contexts, which illuminate key areas of teacher preparation practices, with attention to contexts and their characteristics in any of the following areas:

  • Innovative course content in teacher preparation from a range of international settings that addresses a diverse set of needs and challenges from the local context
  • Approaches to clinical experiences that are connected to local elementary and secondary student needs, enhance candidates’ critical reflection on practice, and are integrated into the teacher education program
  • Design and implementation of research on the outcomes of teacher preparation programs

Ready to submit?

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information contact Dr. Laura Baecher


  • Full research manuscripts should not exceed 6500 words, and please see other manuscript guidelines here.
  • Articles should be consonant with the scope and aims of The New Educator. See full description here.
  • The New Educator receives all manuscript submissions electronically via its ScholarOne Manuscripts site located here.