The scenario for development in teacher education is explored with a focus on the interrelated but contrasting movements towards:
• the globalisation of debate in part provided by the emergence of new interactive technology;
• the localisation of action through giving greater prominence to make the school a more central 'site for learning' in the teacher education process;
• the emergence of new forms of professional 'communities of practice' working through new modes of communication.
The chapter concludes with an exploration of key dilemmas that will be faced in the transformation of teacher education and the institutions of teacher education in the coming decades.
Miriam Ben-Peretz, Sally Brown, Bob Moon (Eds), Routledge International Companion to Education, Routledge, London, UK, ISBN 978-0-415-11814-9. 17 pp.
The Open Learning Environment: a new paradigm for international developments in teacher education.