Teacher Educators as Members of an Evolving Profession

Teacher Educators as Members of an Evolving Profession

By: Miriam Ben-Peretz (editor), Rivka Reichenberg (with), Sara Kleeman (with), Sarah Shimoni (with)Paperback

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Teacher Educators as Members of an Evolving Profession focuses on the overall role of teacher educators who might be seen as leaders involved in the transformation of schools and schooling in a manner appropriate for the requirements of the 21st century. Teacher education is perceived in this book as a profession with unique characteristics. In the frame of this conception this book provides and discusses relevant professional issues: the professional identity of teacher educators, their role perception, and the characteristics of their vocational language.

About Author

Miriam Ben-Peretz, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel. She has served as the Head of the Department of Teacher Education and Dean of the School of Education, University of Haifa. Her research interests are curriculum studies, teacher education, professional development and policy-making in education. Among her books: The Teacher-Curriculum Encounter: Freeing Teachers from the Tyranny of Texts (SUNY, 1990) and Learning from Experience: Memory and the Teacher's Account of Teaching (SUNY, 1995). Her latest book is entitled Policy Making in Education: A Holistic Approach in Response to Global Changes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). Received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Division B, Curriculum Studies, of the American Educational Research Association (1997). Recipient of the Israel Prize for Research in Education (2006). She is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association, Division K, Legacy Award and an Honorary Fellow of the Open University of Israel (2012). Sara Kleeman completed her PhD at the Institute of Education, University of London in 1999 and became the Head of the Elementary Teachers' Department at Oranim. She serves as the Head of the Center of Resource, Consultation and Training at Oranim Academic College and as a Coordinator of the Pedagogical Instruction specialization at the MOFET Institute. She is currently focused on the issue of professional development of teacher educators at Oranim and the MOFET Institute, as a researcher and lecturer. Rivka Reichenberg completed her PhD at the School of Education, Bar - Ilan University in Israel (1996). She has served as the Head of Special Education Department at Beit-Berl Academic College of Education, as a senior lecturer and researcher. Her research interests are teaching and teacher education, induction and professional development. She presently serves as the Head of the Pedagogical Instruction and Mentoring Specialization Program in Mofet Institute, focusing on the issue of professional development of teacher educators in the colleges and in the Mofet Institute as a lecturer and researcher. Sarah Shimoni, PhD, is a teacher educator and a counselor in research methods and academic writing. Dr. Shimoni is a lecturer at the Levinsky School for graduate studies and does editing work for the MOFET Publishing House in Tel Aviv, Israel. Her research interests are: teachers' and teacher educators' professional development, professional discourse and inclusion of children with learning difficulties in the general education system.


Contents Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: The Characteristics of Teacher Educators 1. Being a Teacher Educator John Loughran 2. The Knowledge Base of Teacher Educators: Nature, Dilemmas and Challenges Klaas van Veen 3. Teacher Educators' Discourses and Language Sarah Shimoni 4. What Happened to the Traditional Role of Teacher Educators? Salman Ilaiyan and Alexandra Danial-Saad 5. Teacher Educators and Professional and Social Changes in England Since the 19th Century David Crook and Gary McCulloch 6. Feminine Culture and Teacher Education Michal Zellermayer and Esther Herzog 7. Issues in the Education of Teachers of Young Children Lilian G. Katz PART II: The Professional Development of Teacher Educators 8. The Professional Development of Teacher Educators in the Context of the School for Professional Development at MOFET Rivka Reichenberg, Sara Kleeman and Rachel Sagee 9. Three Decades of Teacher Education in Israel and Their Impact on Professional Development of Teacher Educators Yuval Dror 10. Teacher Educators as Agents of Change: A Hong Kong Perspective Teresa Tsui-san NG, John Chi-Kin LEE and Chun Kwok LAU 11. The Role of Experience in the Education of Teacher Educators Sharon Feiman-Nemser 12. Pair- Dialogue Teaching and Learning Environments: An Innovating Pedagogy Dina Tirosh & Pessia Tsamir 13. Preparing Teachers for Teaching Dilemmas Raised by Race and Racism: One Case Example of Teacher Education for Social Justice Anna E. Richert and Colette Rabin 14. Reframing Professional Knowledge of Teacher Educators through Writing Yehudit Shteiman, Ariela Gidron, Batia Eilon PART III: Expectations for the Future 15. Teacher Educators as Change Agents: Building a Profession of Teaching Linda Darling-Hammond 16. Teacher-Educators in the Midst of Scottish Educational Reform Sally Brown 17. Restructuring Teachers' Learning Environments Cheryl Craig 18. Environmental Education for Sustainability as Values Education- The Challenge for Teacher Educators Sara Pe'er, Bela Yavetz and Daphne Goldman 19. Teacher Education as Drama: Possible Roles for Teacher Educators Miriam Ben-Peretz and Efrat Toov-Ward 20. Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Curriculum and the Landscape of Education F. Michael Connelly About the Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781610484824
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781610484824
  • weight: 395
  • ISBN10: 1610484827

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