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Teacher Educators and their Professional Development
Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

ISBN 9780367769086
Published May 27, 2021 by Routledge
198 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the professional development of teacher educators, forming a definitive and expert resource for all those interested in this area of professional learning. It offers an in-depth overview of existing international research and professional development initiatives in the area of teacher educators’ learning.

The book highlights relevant research on the topic, identifies the lessons learnt from recent initiatives, and indicates ways forward for teacher educators’ professional learning internationally. It provides a unique combination of six years of pan-European collaborative work, resulting in a book with clear relevance and appeal to both academics and practitioners internationally. The book conceptualizes teacher educators’ professional development, in order to deepen understanding of how and why learning occurs and conducts empirical research into the professional development needs of teacher educators internationally using quantitative and qualitative methods in order to redress gaps in existing research.

This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of teacher education and professional development and learning.

Table of Contents


Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Chapter 1: Teacher educators and their professional development

Jean Murray, Kari Smith, Ruben Vanderlinde and Mieke Lunenberg

Chapter 2: A conceptual model of teacher educator development: an agenda for future research and practice

Eline Vanassche, Geert Kelchtermans, Ruben Vanderlinde and Kari Smith

Chapter 3: Researching the professional learning needs of teacher educators: results from international research
Gerry Czerniawski, Ann MacPhail, Marit Ulvik, Ainat Guberman, Helma Oolbekkink-Marchand and Yvonne Bain

Chapter 4: Interlude - Teacher educators’ professional development in Australia: context and challenges

Amanda Berry

Chapter 5: Learning and design principles for teacher educators’ professional development

Hanne Tack, Ruben Vanderlinde, Yvonne Bain, Warren Kidd, Mary O’Sullivan and Amber Walraven

Chapter 6: Designing knowledge bases for teacher educators: challenges and recommendations

Mieke Lunenberg and Jurriën Dengerink

Chapter 7: Interlude - Teacher educators’ professional development in Japan: context and challenges

Kazuhiro Kusahara and Shotaro Iwata

Chapter 8: Teacher educators’ professional development during an international summer academy: storylines as a powerful pedagogy

Helma Oolbekkink-Marchand, Paulien C. Meijer and Mieke Lunenberg

Chapter 9: Teacher educators’ professional life stories across four countries: intertwining personal and contextual effects

Ainat Guberman, Ann MacPhail, Marit Ulvik and Helma Oolbekkink-Marchand

Chapter 10: Interlude - Teacher educators’ professional development in the USA: context and challenges

Frances Rust

Chapter 11: Designing professional development for teacher educators: creating long-term learning for the workplace

Jean Murray, Warren Kidd, Bregje de Vries, Andrea McMahon and Sheeba Viswarajan

Chapter 12: Influencing professional development at national levels: learning from reciprocity and diversity

Jean Murray, Ann MacPhail, Paulien C. Meijer, Helma Oolbekkink-Marchand, Marit Ulvik and Ainat Guberman

Chapter 13: Teacher educators’ professional development: Looking to the future

Ruben Vanderlinde, Kari Smith, Jean Murray and Mieke Lunenberg

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Ruben Vanderlinde is a Professor at the Department of Educational Studies at Ghent University in Belgium where he coordinates the research group "Teacher Education and Professional Development".

Kari Smith is Professor of Education and Head of the National Research School in Teacher Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Mieke Lunenberg’s expertise is the professional development of teacher educators. She has had a leading role in multiple projects for supporting the professional development of teacher educators.

Jean Murray is a Professor of Education in the School of Education and Communities at the University of East London in England.