Being a Teacher Educator in Challenging Times

Becoming a Teacher Educator Abstract In this chapter, the authors continue their personal narratives with a focus upon their experiences of making the transition from teacher and doctoral student to teacher educator.


Author: Mike Hayler

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811538483

Category: Education

Page: 185

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This book presents a duoethnographic exploration and narrative account of what it means to be a teacher educator today. Adopting a narrative approach, the book presents different personal, political and institutional perspectives to interrogate common challenges facing teacher education and teacher educators today. In addition, the book compares and contrasts the teacher education landscapes in Australia and the UK and addresses a broad range of topics, including the autobiographical nature of teacher educators’ work, the value of learning from experience, the importance of collegiality and collaboration in learning to become a teacher educator, and the intersection of the personal, professional and political in the development of teacher educator pedagogies and research agendas. Each chapter combines personal narratives and research-based perspectives on the key dimensions of teacher educators’ work that can be found in the literature, including self-study research. Readers will gain a better understanding of the processes, influences and relationships that make being a teacher educator both a challenging and rewarding career. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable asset for university leaders, experienced and beginning teacher educators, and researchers interested in the professional learning and development of teacher educators.

Teacher Education in Challenging Times

of teaching. What happens is that teaching becomes more about planning, management and assessment and less about children, child development and learning. What does it mean to be judged 'competent' as far as children's learning is ...


Author: Philip M Bamber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317373391

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Teacher education is experiencing a period of dramatic and arguably irrevocable change within a wider context of turbulence in the English education system. With contributions from a range of teacher educators and academics in the field, Teacher Education in Challenging Times presents sustainable, robust, and informed responses to the challenges posed by the current unrest in the education sector. This book considers the nature of teacher professionalism, the nurturing of truly collaborative partnerships between universities, schools and other agencies, and developments in practice with tangible impact for children and young people. Drawing on important research and illustrations of policy and practice from England and other countries, chapters present a series of counter-cultural ideas, principles and practices that respond to pressing challenges facing educators in a range of contexts. Positive and forward-looking, this book offers a robust defence of the present need for high-quality teacher education in challenging times. This book is a timely contribution to an international debate about the future of teacher educators and should be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of teacher education, philosophy and sociology of education, policy and politics of education, and pedagogy. It will also appeal to a range of practitioners, including trainers, local authority officers, professional groups, educational service providers, and educational and school improvement consultants.

Writing as a Method for the Self Study of Practice

Becoming a university lecturer in teacher education: Expert school teachers reconstructing their pedagogy and identity. ... Being a teacher educator in challenging times: Negotiating the rapids of professional learning. Springer.


Author: Julian Kitchen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811624988

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book focuses on the writing process in the self-study of teaching and teacher education practices. It addresses writing as an area in which teacher educators can develop their skills and represents how to write in ways that are compatible with self-study's orientations towards the inquiry, both personal and on practice. The book examines effective self-study writing with chapters written by experienced self-study practitioners. In addition to considering elements of writing as a method for the self-study of practice, it delves into the cognitive processes of real writers making explicit their writing practices. Practical suggestions are connected to the lived experiences of self-study practitioners making sense of their field through the process of writing. This book will be of interest to doctoral and novice self-study writers, and experienced authors seeking to develop their practice. It demonstrates that writing as a method of inquiry in self-study and beyond can be learned, modeled and taught.

Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times

The cuts in budgets signal that many teachers are being asked to maintain and improve the level and quality of service with declining levels of resource and support. Creative responses are needed as decision-makers plan future ...


Author: Joan Stephenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135101459

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Teacher education in a financial crisis – what are the consequences and how can probity be maintained? Education, like most other parts of everyday life, is experiencing the challenges brought about by global financial constrictions. This book presents the experiences and views of practising teacher educators from multiple countries and continents on how the melt-down in world economics has affected and will continue to affect teacher education and concomitant experiences in schooling. The ramifications are seen to extend into every aspect of teacher preparation, continuing staff development and teacher support, and there are significant implications for the quality of teaching and learning, and the ethos and standing of the process of education as a whole. Drawing on educational theory and social, political, and economic discourses, the book addresses issues such as policy, philosophy, organisation, funding, resources, modes of teaching and learning, curricular change, recruitment and retention, amongst others, and provides a snap-shot across diverse contexts. It aims to provide an evaluative, analytical but reflective picture of teacher education in the light of the world economic crisis, whilst exploring good practice and suggesting future strategies to develop the quality of teacher education and professional support, teaching and learning. The volume provides an insight into the need for a new paradigm for teacher education: one that involves teacher educators in devising a discourse of positive and radical change. It will be a valuable resource for teacher educators, educational leaders, policy makers, educational commentators and teachers seeking to engage with the scholarship of teaching as a means to engage in continuous professional development.

Enhancing Professional Knowledge of Pre Service Science Teacher Education by Self Study Research

36) In these challenging times when teacher education appears to be under siege about what it should look like, how it should be structured, and the immediate and measureable impact it should have on beginning teachers' practice ...


Author: Gayle A. Buck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319324470

Category: Science

Page: 467

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Self-study research is making an impact on the field of science education. University researchers employ these methods to improve their instruction, develop as instructors, and ultimately, impact their students’ learning. This volume provides an introduction to self-study research in science education, followed by manuscripts of self-studies undertaken by university faculty and those becoming university faculty members in science teacher education. Chapter authors range from those new to the field to established researchers, highlighting the value of self-study research in science teacher education for every career rank. The fifteen self-studies provided in this book support and extend this contemporary work in science teacher education. They, and the subsequent reflections on professional knowledge, are organized into four sections: content courses for preservice teachers, elementary methods courses, secondary methods courses, and preparation of future teacher educators. Respondents from various locations around the globe share their reflections on these sections. A culminating reflection of the findings of these studies is provided at the end of the book that provides an overview of what we have learned from these chapters, as well as a reflection on the role of self-study research in the future of science teacher education.

Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures

Challenging. Times. in. Teacher. Education. This book is timely. The authors have thoughtfully captured some of the headline issues that need to be addressed in teacher education in these challenging times. Importantly, Schuck, Aubusson ...


Author: Sandy Schuck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811082467

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book discusses the use of futures methodologies to examine and critique teacher education and investigate drivers of change in teacher education contexts, providing readers with futures tools that they can use to explore curricula and pedagogies. It explains futures methods, including scenario development and backcasting, and illustrates them with examples of research in science, technology and mathematics education contexts. By allowing the long-term influence of current trends to be considered and providing an opportunity to reflect on the present and imagine the future, scenarios provoke discussion on the directions that teacher education might take now. The book offers insights into the possibilities that might exist for teacher education futures and into how scenario building and planning can be used to inform debates about the present. Further, it suggests ways in which readers can influence the future of teacher education through understanding the drivers of change.

International Handbook of Research on Teachers Beliefs

RECOMMENDATIONS Teacher Educators During challenging times when teacher attrition remains high, it is incumbent upon teacher ... If teacher educators can help beginning and experienced teachers become con- scious about how their beliefs ...


Author: Helenrose Fives

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136265839

Category: Education

Page: 502

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Teacher beliefs play a fundamental role in the education landscape. Nevertheless, most educational researchers only allude to teacher beliefs as part of a study on other subjects. This book fills a necessary gap by identifying the importance of research on teacher beliefs and providing a comprehensive overview of the topic. It provides novices and experts alike a single volume with which to understand a complex research landscape. Including a review of the historical foundations of the field, this book identifies current research trends, and summarizes the current knowledge base regarding teachers’ specific beliefs about content, instruction, students, and learning. For its innumerable applications within the field, this handbook is a necessity for anyone interested in educational research.

Invested Stayers

How Teachers Thrive in Challenging Times Terri Rodriguez, Heidi L. Hallman, Kristen Pastore-Capuana ... And over the course of my teaching career, I have learned that being great begins with my own inner drive for transformation.


Author: Terri Rodriguez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475852097

Category: Culturally relevant pedagogy

Page: 176

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This book features chapters coauthored by PK-12 teachers and postsecondary teacher educators from across the U.S. that reflect how they persist, remain, and thrive in the teaching profession. --Jason Margolis, Professor of Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

The Impact of PDS Partnerships in Challenging Times

In order for them to successfully teach such a widely diverse group of students to increasingly rigorous standards, special education teacher candidates need opportunities to learn practices that are essential to promoting improved ...


Author: Pixita del Prado Hill

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648021916

Category: Education

Page: 193

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The Impact of PDS Partnerships in Challenging Times is the follow up to Doing PDS: Stories and Strategies from Successful Clinically Rich Practice (2018). The first book included stories that described our experiences across more than twenty-five years of PDS partnerships. We sought to examine and chronicle the innovative ways we negotiate school-university collaboration while explaining the development of the SUNY Buffalo State PDS consortium. This second volume strives to explore the impact of our endeavors individually at each school/community site and collectively as an entire consortium to point to the important ways that school-university partnership contributes to all stakeholders and where we might do better. SUNY Buffalo State’s PDS roots go back to 1991 with one local school partner. Today this school-university partnership consortium connects with over 100 schools with approximately 45 signed agreements each semester in Western New York, nationally, and internationally. The SUNY Buffalo State PDS consortium is grounded in three frameworks for clinically rich practice: (a) the National Association for Professional Development Schools Nine Essentials (Brindley, Field, & Lesson, 2008); (b) CAEP Standards for Excellence in Educator Preparation, Standard 2 (, 2018); and (c) the Buffalo State Teacher Education Unit Conceptual Framework (, 2018). Through specific examples, each chapter utilizes a case study approach to describe the nature of various partnerships situated in research with a focus on the impact of the partnership. The chapters are intentionally succinct to provide a focused look at a particular partnership activity as each contributes to the larger goals of the entire consortium. Every chapter follows a similar structure – defining a challenge identified by the members of the consortium, a review of the relevant literature, an explanation of how the school/community liaison team responded to the challenge and the data gathered to determine impact, an “impact at a glance” chart to report the findings, and an identification of the necessary next steps in the project.

Teacher Education Yearbook XXV

Building Upon Inspirations and Aspirations with Hope, Courage, and Strength through Teacher Educators' Commitment ... Those exceptional teachers whom they recall with great admiration can serve as beacons during those challenging times.


Author: Nancy P. Gallavan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475833416

Category: Education

Page: 306

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The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Teacher Education Yearbook XXV is dedicated to building upon inspirations and aspirations with hope, courage, and strength by examining teacher educators' commitment to today's teachers and tomorrow's leaders. The 16 chapters in ATE Yearbook XXV relay the research findings from 38 authors whose hearts, heads, and hands connect with the constructs of hope, courage, and strength.