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1st Edition

The Curriculum History of Canadian Teacher Education

ISBN 9780367281656
Published March 28, 2019 by Routledge
288 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Organized by region, this edited collection provides a comprehensive look at how teacher education has evolved regionally and nationally in Canada. Offering an in-depth look at specific provinces and territories, this volume contextualizes the landscape of Canadian public education and the place of teacher education within it. Shedding light on the ways Canadian teacher education was shaped by and in turn influenced its environment, contributors evaluate the current state of education and consider themes, tensions, and historical developments, presenting a view of teacher education that encompasses both its future and its past. A significant contribution to the field of curriculum history, this book offers a benchmark for conversations about the purposes, means, and ends of teacher education in Canada.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Curriculum History and Canadian Teacher Education

Theodore Michael Christou

2. Provinces, Territories, Nations, and Identities

Helen Raptis

3. Rising like the Thunderbird: The Reclamation of Indigenous Teacher Education

Lindsay Morcom, Kate Freeman, and Jennifer Davis

4. Reading, Writing and Religion: The History of Teacher Education in Newfoundland and Labrador

Gerald Galway

5. A History of Teacher Education on Prince Edward Island

Sean Wiebe and J. Tim Goddard

6. Unsettling "Old Ways": Matter or Method, Relevance or Standards in Nova Scotia Teacher Education, 1855 to the Present

Paul Bennett

7. Thwarted Ambitions: Teacher Education in New Brunswick

Frances Helyar

8. The Struggle for a Profession: Teacher Education in Quebec

Anthony Di Mascio

9. Reconciling 170 Years of Settler Curriculum Policies: Teacher Education in Ontario

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Mark Ingham, and Tylor Burrows

10. Understanding Curriculum History of Initial Teacher Education in Manitoba

Thomas Falkenberg and Jon Young

11. Born of Cooperation? Teacher Education Curriculum in Saskatchewan

Lynn Lemisko and Kurt Clausen

12. Exploring Nuances: Teacher Education History in Alberta

Randolph Wimmer and Zahra Kasamali

13. Dreaming of Modern Design: Considering Curriculum History of Teacher Education in British Columbia

Emma MacFarlane and Shawn Michael Bullock

14. Teacher Education for the North: Programs and Place in Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Catherine A. McGregor and Heather E. McGregor

15. Teacher Education in the Yukon: Together Today for Our Children Tomorrow

Lori Eastmure

16. The Controlling Hand: Canadian Teacher Education in a Global Context

Alan Sears and Mark Hirschkorn

17. Continuity and Change in Canadian Teacher Education: Assessing our Progress and Looking to the Future

Christopher DeLuca and Michael Pitblado




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Theodore Michael Christou is Associate Professor of History Education and Educational History at Queen's University, Canada.