Handbook of Teacher Education

  • Tony Townsend
  • Richard Bates

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Globalization and Diversity: Promise or Problem?

  3. Standards and Accountability: What Does It Mean to be a Good Teacher and How Can We Make It Happen?

  4. Teacher Preparation: Getting the Brightest and Making them the Best

  5. Teacher Induction: From Neophyte to Professional in Three Easy Steps

  6. Continuous Development of Teachers: The Challenge to Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-408
    2. Cheng May Hung, Au Kit Oi, Pang King Chee, Cheung Lai Man
      Pages 415-432
    3. Ivan Reid, Kevin Brain, Louise Comerford Boyes
      Pages 433-444
    4. Charles Podhorsky, Douglas Fisher
      Pages 445-456
    5. Margaret Taplin, Dorothy Ng Fung Ping, Huang Fuqian
      Pages 523-538
  7. The Reflective Practitioner: The Way Forward

  8. The Impact of Technology: Tool of the Trade or the Terror for Teachers?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 625-626

About this book


This book provides an international review of the current state of teacher education, with chapters from an international group of teacher educators. It focuses on major issues that are confronting teacher educators now and in the next decade. These include the impact of globalization on the profession of teaching, and how teacher education must deal with changing accountability requirements from governments and establish a set of minimum standards acceptable to enable a person to teach.

The work also considers aspects of the three major phases of teacher education: the period prior to commencing in the profession, successful induction into the profession, and the ongoing professional development of teachers. Finally, it identifies ways in which new technologies can be used to improve the training and ongoing development of teachers. Cases from different countries are used to provide a rich base of data to help us understand how the profession is moving onwards.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tony Townsend
    • 1
  • Richard Bates
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityGeelongAustralia

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