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Teacher Education at the Intersection of Educational Sciences

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American progressive movement; Capitalism and modernity; Educationalization; History of teacher education; Neoliberalism; New education movement; “New language of learning”; Teacher education; Teachers’ associations


In the Western world, modern teacher education developed at the juncture of long-term processes: the educationalization of world problems since the eighteenth century; the emergence of pedagogical theories that eventually led to a body of knowledge in the nineteenth century – the educational sciences; and the creation of the modern educational state in tune with a liberal economy and a new mode of governance. Teacher education went through changes influenced by developments in Western thought but also by external contextual external forces such as the settings and demands created by industrialization, technological changes, and the more recent push to an incremental alignment of teacher education programs in a globalizing, neoliberal environment.


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Bruno-Jofré, R. (2017). Teacher Education at the Intersection of Educational Sciences. In: Peters, M.A. (eds) Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer, Singapore.

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