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The Professional Development of Teacher Educators

1st Edition

Edited by Tony Bates, Anja Swennen, Ken Jones


424 pages

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This book makes a significant contribution to a hitherto much neglected area. The book brings together a wide range of papers on a scale rarely seen with a geographic spread that enhances our understanding of the complex journey undertaken by those who aspire to become teachers of teachers.

The authors, from more than ten countries, use a variety of approaches including narrative/life history, self-study and empirical research to demonstrate the complexity of the transformative search by individuals to establish their professional identity as teacher educators. The book offers fundamental and thoughtful critiques of current policy, practice and examples of established structures specifically supporting the professional development of teacher educators that may well have a wider applicability.

Many of the authors are active and leading persons in the international fields of teacher education and of professional development.

The book considers:

  • novice teacher educators, issues of transition;
  • identity development including research identity;
  • the facilitation and mentoring of teacher educators;
  • self-study research including collaborative writing, use of stories;
  • professional development within the context of curriculum and structural reform.

Becoming a teacher is recognised as a transformative search by individuals for their teaching identities. Becoming a teacher educator often involves a more complex and longer journey but, according to the many travel stories told here, one that can be a deeply satisfying experience.

This book was published as a special issue of Professional Development in Education.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Teacher Educators - a professional development perspective Tony Bates, Anja Swennen and Ken Jones 2. Becoming a university lecturer in teacher education: expert school teachers reconstructing their pedagogy and identity Pete Boyd and Kim Harris 3. Developing pedagogical identities of beginning teacher educators Frankie McKeon and Jenifer Harrison 4. Professional Development of Novice Teacher Educators: professional self, interpersonal relations and teaching skills Leah Shagrir 5. The Induction of Teacher Educators; the needs of beginning teacher educators Corinne van Velzen, Marcel van der Klink, Anja Swennen and Elka Yaffe 6. Constructing new professional identities through self-study: From teacher to teacher educator Judy Williams and Jason K. Ritter 7. Discussing Pedagogical Dilemmas with Teacher Educators: facilitating their professional development Elka Yaffe and Ditza Maskit 8. Educators of Educators: their goals, perceptions and practices Miriam Ben-Peretz, Sara Kleeman, Rivka Richenberg and Sarah Shimoni 9. Teacher educators: their identities, sub-identities and implications for professional development Anja Swennen, Ken Jones and Monique Volman 10. I can only learn in dialogue! Exploring professional identities in teacher education Kara Vloet and Jacqueline van Swet 11. Scaffolding for a socially constructivist experience….. McGregor, D., Hooker, B., Wise, D. and Devlin L. 12. Integrating Research and Practice in Teacher Educators’ Professional Learning Jean Murray 13. Lost and found in transition: The professional journey of teacher educators Allie Clemans, Amanda Berry and John Loughran 14. "It's about paying attention"!… but to what? The '6Ms' of mentoring the professional learning of teacher educators Ronnie Davey and Vince Ham 15. Developing a research profile: mentoring and support for teacher educators Vivienne Griffiths, Simon Thompson and Liz Hryniewicz 16. Transformative Learning-Based Mentoring for Professional Development of Teacher Educators in ICT: An Approach for an Emerging Country Isil Kabakci, H. Ferhan Odabasi and Kerem Kilicer 17. Without Stones there is no Arch: a study of professional development of teacher educators as a team Judith Barak, Ariela Gidron, Bobbie Turniansky with the Collaboration of Adiba Arafat, Dina Friling, Ruth Mansur, Marga Simca, Smadar Tuval and Talia Weinberger 18. Collaborative writing and dis-Continuing Professional Development: Challenging the rituals and rules of the education game? Alexandra Kendall, Vanessa Dye, Julie Hughes, Cathie Lacey and Rob Smith 19. The professional learning journey: a meta-analysis of five research projects Anne M. Jasman 20. Reflective Teaching as Self-directed Professional Development Mark Minott 21. Writing as a journey of Prof Development for Teacher Educators Yehudit Shteiman, Ariela Gidron, Batia Eilon and Pnina Katz 22. Re-Conceptualizing Professional Development of Teacher Educators in Post-Soviet Latvia Iveta Silova, Amy Moyer, Colin Webster and Suzanne McAllister 23. Curricula Reform and Professional Development: A Case Study on Chinese Teacher Educators Hong Zhu

About the Editors

Tony Bates is based at University of Worcester. He is the Hon.Treasurer of the International Professional Development Association and an Associate Editor of Professional Development in Education.

Anja Swennen is a Researcher at the Centre for Educational Training, Assessment and Researcher, VU University Amsterdam. Her research interests focus on the development of the professional identity of teacher educators.

Ken Jones is Dean of Humanities at Swansea Metropolitan University. He is President of the International Professional Development Association and Managing Editor of Professional Development in Education.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
EDUCATION / Administration / General
EDUCATION / Guidance & Orientation
EDUCATION / Professional Development