TEACHER EDUCATION POLICY IN EUROPE
The theme of the 2017 TEPE conference: ‘Education for All: Issues for Teacher Education’ examines the extent to which the education system can serve the needs of a diverse range of learners and the role of teacher education in the pursuit of this goal. This conference will provide opportunities for teacher educators, academic researchers, educators and policy makers to interrogate the notion of ‘Education for All’ and in particular, the key role of teacher education and teacher educators therein.
Conference Dates: 18-20 May 2017
The following sub-themes have been established to explore this general theme:
Theme 1. Initial teacher education for all: attracting, supporting and preparing a diverse student teacher population
Theme 2. Equality and Access: Who is the education system really serving?
Theme 3. Theory, policy and practice in teacher education: Global and European perspectives on education for all.
This year the annual conference comes to Ireland and to Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is the oldest third level institution in Limerick City. With a student population of approx. 5000, the College offers a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and provides initial teacher education at Bachelors and master’s level for primary and secondary level teachers as well as teachers working in further / adult education. It also offers a bachelors programme in Early Childhood Care and Education and a broad range of professional development programmes for teachers at masters level in areas such a technology, early childhood studies, special education and educational leadership and management. MIC Programmes are accredited by the University of Limerick.
To Submit a Proposal
Both Paper and Poster submissions are welcome. To submit your proposal see the guidelines at the TEPE 2017 Conference web site.