TEPE Conference 2017 Call for Papers

December 13, 2016

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.

Conference Location:

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.

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Updates from the TEPE Board

October 31, 2016

We are pleased to announce Joanna Madalinska-Michalak was elected as new Chair of the TEPE Network Board at the recent AGM and that Judith Harford will continue as TEPE Network Co-Ordinator for 2016-18.

The Board gave a vote of thanks to Hannele Niemi who stepped down as Chair, for her outstanding service over the previous two years.

Also we were sorry to say goodbye to Marina Vaslyenko who stepped down from the Board. The Board commended Marina for her contribution to the Network over many years and wished her well for the future.

Finally the Board was very pleased to confirm the election of Professor Teresa O’ Doherty, Dean of Education at Mary Immaculate College Limerick.


TEPE 2016 programme

May 12, 2016

We also have a great programme with 15 parallel sessions and two symposia over Friday and Saturday 20-21 May #TEPE2016


TEPE 2016 Keynote speaker tipped as next US Education Secretary

May 12, 2016

TEPE has its finger on the policy pulse as usual.

Our keynote speaker Linda Darling-Hammond is tipped by Education Week as the most likely next US Education Secretary in the event of a win by the Democrats 


Looking forward to TEPE 2016 at the University of Malta next week

May 12, 2016

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 


Abstract deadline for TEPE 2016 extended

February 14, 2016

The deadline for the submission of papers for TEPE 2016 has been extended to 29th February – see website for further details


TEPE 2016 2nd Call for Papers – University of Malta

December 15, 2015

Teacher Education Policy in Europe Network (TEPE) 2016 conference

19 – 21 May 2016 Valletta, Malta

Second Call for Papers

Conference Theme:

Teacher Education from a Global Perspective

http://www.um.edu.mt/events/tepe2016

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

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:

  1. Does the paper clearly address at least one of the central goals of the TEPE Network?
  2. Does the paper present innovative ideas and new knowledge on the subject under examination?
  3. Does the paper present clear policy recommendations related to teacher education?
  4. Does the paper fit with the technical requirements e.g. length (4000-6000 words), references and quality of language?