This book is the first account of teacher education arrangements in all areas of the Nordic region. It contains overview and in-depth educational analyses of teacher education across the Nordic region and discusses the challenges and opportunies of the Nordic professional environment.
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Teacher Education in the Nordic Region Challenges and Opportunities
Eyvind Elstad (Editor), Springer 2023
1 Why Should People Outside the Nordic Region Be Interested in Teacher Education in the Nordic Region?
Part I The Evolution of Teacher Education in the North
2 An Overture: A Historical Overview of Political and Cultural Antecedents of the Nordic School System and its Variety of Teacher Education Programmes
3 The Evolution of the Extended Comprehensive School Model and the Modern Profession-Oriented Teacher Education After World War II
Part II Teacher Education in Nordic Countries and Autonomous Areas
4 The Education of Teachers in Sweden: An Endeavour Struggling with Academic Demands and Professional Relevance
5 Tension Patterns in Finnish Teacher Education – Recruitment, Reform and Relevance
Sven-Erik Hansén, Jari Lavonen, Jan Sjöberg, Jessica Aspfors, Tom Wikman, and Inger Eriksson
6 Teacher Education in Norway
Kaare Skagen and Eyvind Elstad
7 Teacher Education in Denmark
Lis Madsen and Elsebeth Jensen
8 Five-Year Teacher Education for Compulsory School in Iceland: Retreat from Research-Based to Practice-Oriented Teacher Education?
Baldur Sigurðsson, Amalía Björnsdóttir, and Thurídur Jóna Jóhannsdóttir
9 Teacher Education in the Faroe Islands
10 Teacher Education in Greenland
Lars Demant-Poort and Eyvind Elstad
11 The Long Road to Sámi Teacher Education
Part III Crossnational and Comparative Studies of Teacher Education
12 Nordic Student Teachers’ Evaluation of Educational Theory, Subject Didactics, Practice Training, Time on Task and Turnover Intentions
Eyvind Elstad, Knut-Andreas Abben Christophersen, and Are Turmo
13 Bringing a Global Teacher Education Model to Scandinavia: Examining Teach First in Norway
14 Teacher Education in the Nordic Remake: How Transnational Policymaking Transforms Regional Collaboration
John Benedicto Krejsler
15 Teacher Education of the Future: Trends and Possible Scenarios in the Nordic Context