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Are dominant educational reforms really democratic?

Michael Apple

Held: 26th November 2014

Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professor Apple has been selected as one of the fifty most important educational scholars in the 20th Century. His books Ideology and Curriculum and Official Knowledge were also selected as two of the most significant books on education in the 20th Century.


To see the video of the presentation click here

For more details on Michael Apple click here or for selected publications here.

The marketization of teacher education: Threat or opportunity?

Geoff Whitty

Held: 26th November 2014

Geoff Whitty is Director Emeritus of the London Institute of Education, one of the world's leading graduate schools of education. Two of his publications, including his book on teacher education, were recently named among 40 landmark studies that have had a significant impact on educational research and policy over the past 40 years. He is currently attached to the University of Newcastle in Australia.

Geoff Whitty 

In this presentation, Geoff Whitty will take up and update some of the themes of his book (with others), Teacher Education in Transition: Re-Forming Professionalism? 

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Only Connect: Research and Teacher Education in the UK

Professor Ian Menter

Held: 3rd July 2014 

Professor Menter, (AcSS) Professor of Teacher Education and Director of Professional Programmes in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, Explored the influence of neo-liberalism on teacher education in a well received guest seminar. Held at the University of Waikato on the 3rd of July, the seminar successfully related the tremulous situation of tertiary teacher education and research in the English sector serving as a forewarning for those involved in the New Zealand tertiary teacher education sector. 

The CGSE, on behalf of close colleges Professors Besley and Peters, wish to congratulate Professor Menter on such a well received seminar. 


Link to Professor Menter's Oxford page to see his list of publications  or further information on this seminar is avaliable here