Future Research, Teaching in Contexts of Super-Diversity and Early Career Teaching

Diane Mayer, A. Lin Goodwin, and Nicole Mockler

Teacher Education Policy and Research

August 2021

This book represents the first collective work of the Global Teacher Education Consortium (GTEC) with chapters authored by leading teacher education researchers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, Hong Kong SAR, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, the USA and Wales. Globally, teacher education is being positioning as a policy problem requiring national solutions and large-scale reforms. In this context, GTEC aims to investigate the impact of those teacher education policies within and across countries, as well as the connections and disconnections between the policies and teacher education research. In this volume, the authors provide analyses of the current policy contexts and teacher education research in each of the 13 nations. This concluding chapter provides an overview and analysis of the issues, opportunities and challenges across the nations and considers future possibilities and opportunities for teacher education research; equity and preparing teachers for work within contexts of super-diversity; and early career teaching.

The chapter "Future Research, Teaching in Contexts of Super-Diversity and Early Career Teaching" in Teacher Education Policy (Springer, 2021) represents the first collective work of the Global Teacher Education Consortium, with chapters authored by leading teacher education researchers from around the world. The authors provide analyses of the current policy contexts and teacher education research in 13 nations. This concluding chapter, written by A. Lin Goodwin and coauthors, provides an overview and analysis of the issues, opportunities, and challenges across the nations. The authors also consider future possibilities and opportunities for teacher education research, equity, and teacher preparation for work within contexts of super-diversity and early career teaching.