TEPE Conference 2017
May 18 – 20, 2017
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
The Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE) network is an academic network that builds on the previous European collaborative projects in the field of teacher education policy – TNTEE and EUDORA. The annual conference brings together teacher educators, educational researchers, policy makers, teachers and practitioners from Europe and beyond.
The theme of the 2017 TEPE conference: ‘Education for All: Issues for Teacher Education’ examined the extent to which the education system can serve the needs of a diverse range of learners and the role of teacher education in the pursuit of this goal. This conference provided opportunities for teacher educators, academic researchers, educators and policy makers to interrogate the notion of ‘Education for All’ and in particular, the key role of teacher education and teacher educators therein.
The following sub-themes were explored at the conference:
Theme 1. Initial teacher education for all: attracting, supporting and preparing a diverse student teacher population
Theme 2. Equality and Access: Who is the education system really serving?
Theme 3. Theory, policy and practice in teacher education: Global and European perspectives on education for all.
The 2017 conference was held at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is the oldest third level institution in Limerick City. With a student population of approximately 5000, the College offers a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and provides initial teacher education at bachelors and masters level for primary and secondary level teachers as well as teachers working in further / adult education. It also offers a bachelors programme in Early Childhood Care and Education and a broad range of professional development programmes for teachers at masters level in areas such a technology, early childhood studies, special education and educational leadership and management. MIC Programmes are accredited by the University of Limerick.
For further information on TEPE please visit the TEPE website located here.