Congratulations to Dr. Anne Phelan, Professor in EDCP, and her Co-Applicant Dr. William Pinar, EDCP, on being awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant of $24,060 to support a two-day symposium in October 2017 entitled, Reconceptualizing Teacher Education Worldwide: A Canadian Contribution to a Global Challenge.
Against the backdrop of excessive standardization and marketization of education globally, this symposium will examine the curricular conditions that would need to prevail for teacher education to foster teachers’ intellectual leadership, an appreciation of civic particularity and historical circumstance, and a capacity to engage ethically (pedagogically) with students’ histories and ideas. With the goal of imagining alternatives to the homogenization of educational experience that globalizing policies install, the symposium will bring together 14 Canadian curriculum scholars whose work is characterized by concerns about a) teaching as a learned profession with responsibility for the intellectual growth of the young and continuing study by teachers, b) teachers as interpreters of national cultures and protectors of forms of particularity within civic communities, and c) teachers as exhibiting moral conduct and resolve amidst conflicting and sometimes demoralizing political demands.
Applicant: Dr. Anne Phelan, EDCP
Co-Applicants: Dr. William Pinar, EDCP; Dr. Ruth Kane, University of Ottawa; Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, University of Ottawa
Title: Reconceptualizing Teacher Education Worldwide: A Canadian Contribution to a Global Challenge
Amount: $26,060 | 1 year