This is an impressive book for teacher educators who want to become engaged in the latest views and practices of their profession. The book has a practical focus and it provides theoretical insights, experiences of experts and practical recommendations.
Becoming a Teacher Educator is an impressive book for teacher educators who want to be informed about the latest views and practices of their profession. It is the first book that addresses a range of topics related to the work of teacher educators, the induction of teacher educators and their further professional development.
Becoming a Teacher Educator has a practical focus and it provides theoretical insights, experiences of experts and practical recommendations. The book is rooted in the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) and many of the chapters are written by authors who are active members of the ATEE. Researchers and practitioners from different parts of Europe, and beyond, joined their efforts to write a book that is truly international and combines research, practice and reflection.
Becoming a Teacher Educator is essential reading for novice teacher educators as well as for experienced teacher educators who want to keep up with the latest insights in their profession. This book provides a guide for those who supervise novice and experienced teacher educators and for various professionals who are responsible for the professional development of teacher educators.
"There is a growing need for evidence-based resources made available to (future) teacher educators. Since a learning society requires new sets of competencies of the main actors, we are most in want of knowledgeable teacher educators that support the professional development of their (student) teachers. This book fits the actual demands." (Dr. Joost Lowyck, Professor Emeritus, former director of the Teacher Education Institute, Leuven University).
"This is an original book in a very important area. The editors define the concept of 'teacher educator' widely and I think, therefore, that the book is relevant for schools, higher education, and education authorities of all kinds. The authorship and theme have wide relevance across Europe, Australasia and North America." (Prof. Bob Moon, Professor in Education Teaching Studies, Department of Education, Open University, UK).
"The book highlights that, while the current global focus is very much on the need to educate "sufficient and highly qualified teachers", little political focus is given to those who "teach the teachers". What makes this book distinctive for all engaged in teacher education, whether experienced or novice, is that it allows the spotlight on those who teach the teachers and the opportunity for teacher educators to discuss, debate and seriously examine themselves as a profession." (Simone White, Deakin University, Australia)
Introduction and overview; M. van der Klink, A. Swennen. Part 1: Changing contexts of teacher education. 1. Teacher education in Europe: main characteristics and developments; M. Snoek, I. Zogla. 2. Understanding teacher educators' work and identities; J. Murray et al. 3. Professional Codes of Conduct - Towards an Ethical Framework for Novice Teacher Educators; M. Golan,G. Fransson. 4. Partnerships between schools and teacher education institutes; C. van Velzen et al. 5. The teacher educator as facilitator of in-service learning; G. Fransson et al. Part 2: Induction of Teacher Educators. 6. Becoming a teacher educator: voices of beginning teacher educators, A. Swennen et al. 7. Second phase induction for teacher educators: challenges and possibilities; Å. Morberg, Eve Eisenschmidt. Part 3: Aspects of the work of teacher educators. 8. Teacher Education for Diversity; P. A. Bartolo, G. Smyth. 9. Linking learning styles and teaching styles; T. Tubic, K. Hamiloglu. 10. Helping beginning teacher educators to understand and engage in reflective practice; J. Harrison, E. Yaffe. 11. Preparing student teachers for teaching practicum; C. Bezzina, J. Michalak. 12. Assessment in teacher education; J. Gulikers et al. Part 4: Teacher educators as researchers. 13. Views on research in teacher education; K. Livingston et al. 14. Self-Study of Teacher Educators; M. L. Hamilton et al. Epilogue: Enhancing the profession of teacher educators; A. Swennen, M. van der Klink. Index.
From the reviews:
"Becoming a teacher educator: Theory and practice for teacher educators is timely and relevant for teacher education across the globe. ... The book is written particularly with the audience of beginning teacher educators in mind and written from the perspective of experienced teacher educator researchers and practitioners. ... The book would serve as a useful tool for beginning teacher educators to discuss with their mentors and colleagues ... . This book can be thoroughly recommended to the global teacher education community ... ." (Simone White, Teaching Education, Vol. 20 (3), September, 2009)
Written by experts with practical experience
State of the art research and practice
Produced within the Association of Teacher Educators in Europe
Broad European view on teacher education
Written for teacher educators by teacher educators