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