Teacher Education in the Nordic Region Challenges and Opportunities

This open access book is the first account of the whole diversity of teacher education in the Nordic region: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands and Sápmi (where the Sámi people live). Today, large parts of the world are looking to the Nordic mo...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Elstad, Eyvind (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2023, 2023
Edition:1st ed. 2023
Series:Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 13 Teacher education: How transnational and national policymaking intersects and remakes Nordic collaboration; John Benedicto Krejsler
  • Chapter 14 Teacher education of the future: Trends and possible scenarios in the Nordic context; Eyvind Elstad
  • Chapter 5 Teacher education in Norway; Kaare Skagen & Eyvind Elstad
  • Chapter 6 Teacher education in Denmark; Lis Madsen & Elsebeth Jensen
  • Chapter 7 Five-year teacher education for compulsory school in Iceland: Retreat from research-based to practice-oriented?; Baldur Sigurðsson, Amalía Björnsdóttir & Thurídur Jóna Jóhannsdóttir
  • Chapter 8 Teacher education in the Faroe Islands; Hans Harryson
  • Chapter 9 Teacher education in Greenland; Lars Demant-Poort & Eyvind Elstad
  • Chapter 10 The long road to Sámi teacher education; Eyvind Elstad
  • Part III: Crossnational and comparative studies of teacher education
  • Chapter 11 Nordic student teachers’ evaluation of educational theory, subject didactics, practice training, time-on-task and turnover intentions; Eyvind Elstad, Knut-Andreas Abben Christophersen & Are Turmo
  • Chapter 12 Bringing a global teacher education model to Scandinavia: Examining Teach First in Norway; Katrine Nesje
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • About the authors
  • Why should people outside the Nordic region be interested in teacher education in the Nordic region?; Eyvind Elstad
  • Part I: The evolution of teacher education in the North
  • Chapter 1 An overture: A historical overview of political and cultural precursors of the Nordic school system and its variety of teacher education programmes; Eyvind Elstad
  • Chapter 2 The evolution of the extended comprehensive school model and the modern profession-oriented teacher education after World War II; Eyvind Elstad
  • Part II: Teacher education in Nordic countries and autonomous areas
  • Chapter 3 The education of teachers in Sweden: An endeavour struggling with academic demands and professional relevance; Björn Åstrand
  • Chapter 4 Tension patterns in Finnish teacher education – recruitment, reform and relevance; Sven-Erik Hansén, Jari Lavonen, Jan Sjöberg, Jessica Aspfors, Tom Wikman & Inger Eriksson