© 2009

Becoming a Teacher Educator

Theory and Practice for Teacher Educators

  • Anja Swennen
  • Marcel van der Klink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anja Swennen, Marcel van der Klink
      Pages 1-7
  3. Changing Contexts of Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jean Murray, Anja Swennen, Leah Shagrir
      Pages 29-43
    3. Corinne van Velzen, Christopher Bezzina, Peter Lorist
      Pages 59-73
    4. Göran Fransson, Jaap van Lakerveld, Valdek Rohtma
      Pages 75-88
  4. Induction of Teacher Educators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Anja Swennen, Leah Shagrir, Maxine Cooper
      Pages 91-102
  5. Aspects of the Work of Teacher Educators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Paul Bartolo, Geri Smyth
      Pages 117-132
    3. Tatjana Tubić, Kamile Hamiloğlu
      Pages 133-144
    4. Jennifer Harrison, Elka Yaffe
      Pages 145-161
    5. Christopher Bezzina, Joanna Michalak
      Pages 163-171
    6. Judith Gulikers, Dominique Sluijsmans, Liesbeth Baartman, Paul Bartolo
      Pages 173-188
  6. Teacher Educators as Researchers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Kay Livingston, Jim McCall, Margarida Morgado
      Pages 191-203

About this book


Becoming a Teacher Educator is an impressive book for teacher educators who want to become engaged in the latest views and practices of their profession. It is the first book that addresses a range of important topics related to the work of teacher educators, the induction of teacher educators and their further professional development.

Becoming a Teacher Educator has a practical focus and it provides theoretical insights, experiences of experts and practical recommendations.

The book is rooted in the Association of Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) and many of the chapters are written by authors who are active members of the ATEE. Distinguished researchers and practitioners from different parts of Europe, and beyond, joined their efforts to write a book that is truly international and combines research, practice and reflection.

Becoming a Teacher Educator is essential reading for novice teacher educators as well as experienced teacher educators who want to keep up with the latest insights in their profession. This book provides a guide for those who supervise or coach novice or veteran teacher educators, and for various professionals who bear responsibility for the professional development of teacher educators.

"There is a growing need for evidence-based resources made available to (future) teacher educators. Since a learning society requires new sets of competencies of the main actors, we are most in want of knowledgeable teacher educators that support the professional development of their (student) teachers. This book fits the actual demands."

(Dr. Joost Lowyck, Professor Emeritus, former director of the Teacher Education Institute, Leuven University).

"This is an original book in a very important area. The editors define the concept of ‘teacher educator’ widely and I think, therefore, that the book is relevant for schools, higher education, and education authorities of all kinds. The authorship and theme have wide relevance across Europe, Australasia and North America." (Prof. Bob Moon, Professor in Education Teaching Studies, Department of Education, Open University, UK).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anja Swennen
    • 1
  • Marcel van der Klink
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Educational Training, Assessment & Research (CETAR)VU University AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Educational Technology Expertise CentreOpen UniversityThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Becoming a Teacher Educator
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Practice for Teacher Educators
  • Editors Anja Swennen
    Marcel van der Klink
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-8873-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8014-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-8874-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 238
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"Becoming a teacher educator: Theory and practice for teacher educators is timely and relevant for teacher education across the globe. … The book is written particularly with the audience of beginning teacher educators in mind and written from the perspective of experienced teacher educator researchers and practitioners. … The book would serve as a useful tool for beginning teacher educators to discuss with their mentors and colleagues … . This book can be thoroughly recommended to the global teacher education community … ." (Simone White, Teaching Education, Vol. 20 (3), September, 2009)