Comparative teacher education research in turbulent times

Ian Menter, Maria Teresa Tatto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations


Taking a comparative perspective overall and building upon earlier work carried out by the authors, the chapter contrasts the increasing emphasis in many teacher education contexts on a neoliberal performative agenda, dominated by standards and accountability with the stark reality of ecological threats, through climate change, and the rise of nativism and fervent national populism that has created an unstable and untrustworthy political climate in many of those same settings. The strength of a comparative perspective, especially when incorporating an historical dimension is that we may be reminded of the possibility of alternative scenarios and of the power of human agency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Climate change
  • Comparative education
  • Globalization
  • Marketization
  • Neoliberalism
  • Pandemic
  • Political turbulence
  • Populism
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Comparative teacher education research in turbulent times'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this