The Political Economy of Teacher Education project seeks to understand the inter-relationships between economic factors and political ideas in the cultural-historical contexts of teacher education internationally. Key themes include privatisation and the shadow state; the relationships between policies, institutions and pedagogies; the rhetorics of reform and the playfulness of policy entrepreneurs; financial negotiation (bargaining) and changing relationships; the meaning of ‘value’ with respect to novelty and scale in teacher education innovations; and teacher education as academic work.
- Professor Viv Ellis, King's College London
- Professor David Spendlove, University of Manchester
- Professor Tom Are Trippestad, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
- Associate Professor Lauren Gatti, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Warwick Mansell, Education Uncovered
- Sarah Steadman, King's College London