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Issues in Pre-Service Teacher Education EDUC 740 (5)

Several local and international issues related to teacher education are examined, including longstanding criticisms and more recent concerns. Specific topics will be explored beginning with a brief history of teacher education and its "place" in the university, better understanding varying models for teacher education programs, exploring teacher education as a site for social justice and democracy, and looking at the work of teacher educators, those who teach teachers. Finally, the course will consider the types of research being done which inform teacher education curriculum, policy, and perception.