With its focus on the work and identity of teacher educators, this bookaddresses an essential but under-researched area in teacher education. It makes a major contribution to analysing the field and develops existing research on the working lives and identities of teacher educators. The book explores ideas about the future of teacher education and the implications for policy changes in education systems across the world. It brings together studies from across the globe on how teacher educators, within higher education institutions, function as both academics and professionals in different institutions and nations. It also considers professional learning for teacher educators as an occupational group and makes practical suggestions for change and improvement in this often neglected area of higher education.
The book deliberately draws on research from a range of traditions, including life history, policy analysis, ethnography and self-study. The contributions come from major researchers in teacher education in Australia, Continental Europe, the USA and Canada, the UK and Asia.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education for Teaching.
Editorial Peter Gilroy Introduction: Academic work and identities in teacher education Jean Murray and Clare Kosnik 1. Teacher educators and ‘accidental’ careers in academe: an Australian perspective Diane Mayer, Jane Mitchell, Ninetta Santoro and Simone White 2. Teacher educators’ identities and work in England at the beginning of the second decade of the twenty-first century Jean Murray, Gerry Czerniawski and Patti Barber 3. On becoming a teacher educator John Loughran 4. Four ‘academic sub-tribes’, but one territory? Teacher educators and teacher education in Scotland Ian Menter 5. Forming a teacher educator identity: uncertain standards, practice and Relationships Todd Dinkelman 6. Becoming teacher educators in Pakistan: voices from the government colleges of education Haji Karim Khan 7. The multi-faceted teacher educator: a Norwegian perspective Kari Smith 8. Becoming teacher educators: an innovative approach to teacher educator preparation Clare Kosnik, Yiola Cleovoulou, Tim Fletcher, Tiffany Harris, Monica McGlynn-Stewart and Clive Beck