The book was launched and celebrated at a wonderful reception sponsored by Cambridge University Press on Friday 19th May in Limerick. Thanks so much to colleagues at MIC for organising this event and also for organising such a great conference.
We are delighted to have had a very positive response to our call for papers – in total we had over 50 papers submitted, all of which are of a very high standard. The papers are from South Africa, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Malta, Italy, USA, Turkey, Slovakia, Denmark, Britain and The Netherlands.
Mary Immaculate College is also hosting an International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS) from 19-21 May and we have secured agreement with the IRMSS organising committee for TEPE 2017 participants to attend the keynote papers at no extra cost. Similarly the IRMSS attendees will be able to attend the TEPE keynotes. We think that this will allow for a really attractive aspect of the programme. The IRMSS keynote speaker on the Friday of the conference will be Vivian Gadsden, President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Registration is now open at the TEPE 2017 website
We look forward to the following Keynote speakers at TEPE 2017:
Ms. Montserrat Gomendio, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Judith Warren Little, Carol Liu Professor of Education Policy, emerita, at the University of California, Berkeley
Professor John Coolahan, Professor Emeritus of Education from National University of Ireland, Maynooth
In order to submit your proposal, see the guidelines at the TEPE 2017 Conference web site.
Closing date and time for submissions: 18.00 GMT on 31 January 2017
We also have a great programme with 15 parallel sessions and two symposia over Friday and Saturday 20-21 May #TEPE2016
We look forward to participating in TEPE 2016 at the University of Malta next week. Key note speakers are Linda Darling-Hammond, Maria Assuncao Flores and Kenneth Wain http://www.um.edu.mt/events/tepe2016/keynotespeakers #tepe2016
The deadline for the submission of papers for TEPE 2016 has been extended to 29th February – see website for further details
Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2016 conference
19 – 21 May 2016 Valletta, Malta
Second Call for Papers
Teacher Education from a Global Perspective
We look forward to welcoming you to Malta in 2016!
The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) network is an academic network that builds on the previous European collaborative projects in the field of teacher education policy – TNTEE and EUDORA. The annual conference brings together educational researchers, policy makers, teachers and practitioners from Europe and beyond. The conference programme will include keynote speeches, plenary sessions and parallel thematic sessions.
The strategic position of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and rich with a history of 7,000 years gives the island a unique mélange of cultures. In the educational sphere, it has historically participated actively in the work and activities of the European Union as well as those of international and regional organisations and institutions. This conference, being hosted in Malta, is to encourage research with an emphasis on Europe and the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The theme of the 2015 TEPE conference: ‘Teacher Education from a Global Perspective’ opens the debate regarding the need of quality teacher education institutions and lifelong opportunities for all teachers to learn and to grow. It also establishes the notion that all teachers should receive adequate education and training throughout all phases of their preparation and professional development and the need for teachers to seek and make use of learning opportunities within their schools and communities. This conference will give opportunities to academics and educators to share experience, practice and research findings on teacher education throughout the world, giving rise to different perspectives about how to offer teachers the chance to learn.
The following sub-themes have been established to explore this general theme.
Theme 1. Initial teacher education in Europe and in a global world
Theme 2. Teachers in schools as learning organisations in Europe and from a global perspective
Theme 3. Teachers and teacher education for multicultural settings
Theme 4. Theory, policy and practice in teacher education in Europe and from a global perspective
Theme 5. Reflections on teacher education at Masters level
Submission and Guidelines
The conference aims to explore the notion of teacher education contexts, through these five sub-themes but in their broadest sense and to have a strong connection with research-based evidence. Conference proposals can be research paper sessions, posters or symposia. The NEW deadline for abstract submission is the 29th of February 2016 and notification of acceptance will be sent to the author by the 31st March 2016. Late submissions may not be considered. The conference language will be English.
Abstracts will be blind reviewed by two reviewers and included in the Book of Abstracts. The full papers will be recorded on CD and the conference website. Selected papers will be published in the conference publication. All abstracts and papers must be in English.
Abstracts should be of up to 300 words in length, including keywords and title.
It will be possible to submit these via the EasyChair conference system, which can be accessed via the following link at the conference web site: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/tepe2016/submissionofabstracts
If you are a new user, you will need to sign up for an EasyChair account by following the instructions available on the website page listed.
Criteria for the evaluation of papers:
Reviewers will evaluate papers according to the following criteria: