The New Political Economy of Teacher Education

The Enterprise Narrative and the Shadow State

By Viv Ellis, Lauren Gatti and Warwick Mansell

Published

Apr 1, 2023

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1447359081

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 1, 2023

Page count

144 pages

ISBN

978-1447359098

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
The New Political Economy of Teacher Education

Viv Ellis, Lauren Gatti and Warwick Mansell present a unique and international analysis of teacher education policy.

Adopting a political economy perspective, this distinctive text provides a comparative analysis of three contrasting welfare state models – the US, England and Norway – following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Arguing that a new political economy of teacher education began to emerge in the decade following the GFC, these world-renowned authors explore key concepts in education privatisation and examine the increasingly important role of shadow state enterprises in some jurisdictions.

This topical text demonstrates the potential of a political economy approach when analysing education policies regarding pre-service teacher education and continuing professional development.

Viv Ellis is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Lauren Gatti is Associate Professor of English Education at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

Warwick Mansell is a freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief for Education Uncovered.

After the Crash: The Changing Landscape for Teacher Preparation;

Studying the Political Economy of Teacher Education;

Vertical Integration within Brands: Pre-service Teacher Education;

Travelling ideas/different realities: Teach for All and the ‘Independent Graduate School of Education’;

Privatisation and the State: Governing Choice in Continuing Professional Development;

Conclusion: Consequences, Futures and the Case for Political Economy Analyses