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The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

First Edition
Two Volume Set
Edited by:

July 2017 | 1 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education offers an ambitious and international overview of the current landscape of teacher education research, as well as the imagined futures. The two volumes are divided into sub-sections:

Section One: Mapping the Landscape of Teacher Education
Section Two: Learning Teacher Identity in Teacher Education
Section Three: Learning Teacher Agency in Teacher Education
Section Four: Learning Moral & Ethical Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education
Section Five: Learning to Negotiate Social, Political, and Cultural Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education
Section Six: Learning through Pedagogies in Teacher Education
Section Seven: Learning the Contents of Teaching in Teacher Education
Section Eight: Learning Professional Competencies in Teacher Education and throughout the Career
Section Nine: Learning with and from Assessments in Teacher Education
Section Ten: The Education and Learning of Teacher Educators
Section Eleven: The Evolving Social and Political Contexts of Teacher Education
Section Twelve: A Reflective Turn

This handbook is a landmark collection for all those interested in current research in teacher education and the possibilities for how research can influence future teacher education practices and policies.

Jean Clandinin & Jukka Husu
01 Mapping an international handbook of research in and for teacher education
SECTION I Mapping the landscape of teacher education
Jerry Rosiek & Tristan Gleason
02 Philosophy in research on teacher education: An onto-ethical turn
Wendy Robinson
03 Teacher education: A historical overview
Maria Teresa Tatto & Jerry Pippin
04 The quest for quality and the rise of accountability systems in teacher education
Rose Dolan
05 Teacher education programs: A systems view
Clare Kosnik & Clive Beck
06 The continuum of pre-service and in-service teacher education
Gavin Brown
07 What we know we don’t know about teacher education
SECTION II Learning teacher identity in teacher education
Jan Vermunt, Maria Vrikki, Paul Warwick & Neil Mercer
08 Connecting teacher identity formation to patterns in teacher learning
Sue Cherrington
09 Developing teacher identity through situated cognition approaches to teacher education
Douwe Beijaard & Paulien Meijer
10 Developing the personal and professional in making a teacher identity
Francine Peterman
11 Identity making at the intersections of teacher and subject matter expertise
Beverly E. Cross
12 Teacher Education as a creative space for the making of teacher identity
Celia Oyler, Jenna Morvay & Florence Sullivan
13 Developing an activist teacher identity through teacher education
Section III Learning teacher agency in teacher education
Effie Maclellan
14 Shaping agency through theorizing and practicing teaching in teacher education
Anne Edwards
15 The dialectic of person and practice: How cultural-historical accounts of agency can inform teacher education
Ryan Flessner & Katherina Payne
16 The impact of social theories on agency in teacher education
Janice Huber & Ji-Sook Yeom
17 Narrative theories and methods in learning, developing, and sustaining teacher agency
Lisa Loutzenheiser & Kal Heer
18 Unsettling habitual ways of teacher education through ‘post-theories’ of teacher agency
SECTION IV Learning moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in teacher education
Matthew Sanger
19 Teacher beliefs and the moral work of teaching in teacher education
Alison Cook-Sather & Kira Baker-Doyle
20 Developing teachers’ capacity for moral reasoning and imagination in teacher education
Mark Boylan
21 Disrupting oppressive views and practices through critical teacher education: turning to post-structuralist ethics
Luciano Gasser & Wolfgang Althof
22 Developing teachers cognitive strategies of promoting moral reasoning and behavior in teacher education
Robert Thornberg
23 Strengthening socio-cultural ways of learning moral reasoning and behavior in teacher education
Sandra Cooke
24 The moral work of teaching: A virtue-ethics approach to teacher education
SECTION V: Learning to negotiate social, political, and cultural responsibilities of teaching in teacher education
Geert Kelchtermans & Eline Vanassche
25 Micropolitics in the education of teachers: Power, negotiation, and professional development
Mary Louise Gomez & Amy Johnson Lachuk
26 Teachers learning about themselves through learning about 'others'
Michael Vavrus
27 A decolonial alternative to critical approaches to multicultural and intercultural teacher education
Roland Mitchell, Sara C. Wooten, Kerii Landry-Thomas and Chaunda A. Mitchell
28 Recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented students in teacher education
SECTION VI Learning Through Pedagogies in Teacher Education
Juan Jose Mena Marcos, Paul Hennissen & John Loughran
29 Developmental learning approaches to teaching: Stages of epistemological thinking and professional expertise
Fred Korthagen
30 A foundation for effective teacher education: Teacher education pedagogy based on situated learning
Gary Harfitt & Cheri Chan
31 Constructivist learning theories in teacher education programmes: A pedagogical perspective
Jan van Driel & Amanda Berry
32 Developing pre-service teachers' pedagogical content knowledge
Doron Zinger, Tamara Tate & Mark Warschauer
33 Learning and teaching with technology: Technological pedagogy and teacher practice
Viv Ellis & Meg Maguire
34 Teacher education pedagogies based on critical approaches: Learning to challenge and change prevailing educational practices
Joanne Reid & Jae Major
35 Culturally relevant teacher education pedagogical approaches
SECTION VII Learning the contents of teaching in teacher education
Xu Quan, Yi Li & Simmee Chung
36 Teacher education in English as an additional language, English as a foreign language and the English language arts
Wing On Lee & Maria Manzon
37 Teacher education in social studies and civic education
Tony Brown
38 The political shaping of teacher education in the STEM areas
Lee Schaefer, Shaun Murphy & Lisa Hunter
39 Research for Physical Education Teacher Education
Robyn Ewing
40 The creative arts and teacher education
Andrew Wright & Elina Wright
41 Teacher education in religious education
Bonnie Watt-Malcolm
42 Teacher education in technical vocational education and training
Bob Bullough & Kendra Hall-Kenyon
43 The curriculum of early childhood and lower primary teacher education: A five-nation research perspective
Kirsi Tirri & Sonja Laine
44 Teacher education in inclusive education
SECTION VIII Learning professional competencies in teacher education and throughout the career
Sigrid Blömeke & Gabriele Kaiser
45 Understanding the development of teachers’ professional competencies as personally, situationally and socially determined
Auli Toom
46 Teacher’s professional and pedagogical competencies: A complex divide between teacher’s work, teacher knowledge and teacher education
Jan van Tartwijk, Rozanne Zwart & Theo Wubbels
47 Developing teachers’ competences with the focus on adaptive expertise in teaching
Elaine Munthe & Paul Conway
48 Evolution of research on teachers’ planning: implications for teacher education
Sue Catherine O’Neill
49 Developing teacher competences from a situated cognition perspective
Monica Miller Marsh & Dan Castner
50 Critical approaches in making new space for teacher competencies
SECTION IX Learning with and from assessments in teacher education
Robert Klassen, Tracy Durksen, Fiona Patterson & Emma Rowett
51 Filtering functions of assessment for selection into initial teacher education programs
Jeanne Maree Allen
52 Summative assessment in teacher education
Susan Brookhart
53 Formative assessment in teacher education
Mistilina Sato & Sara Kemper
54 Teacher assessment from pre-service through in-service teaching
Bronwen Cowie & Beverley Cooper
55 Functions of assessment in socio-cultural teacher education approaches
Surette van Staden & Brigitte Smit
56 Functions of learning-centred/person-centred approaches to assessment in teacher education
Valerie Farnsworth
57 Functions of assessment in social justice teacher education approaches
SECTION X The education and learning of teacher educators
Jean Murray
58 Defining teacher educators: international perspectives and contexts
Robert Kleinsasser
59 A quest for teacher educator work
Linor Hadar & David Brody
60 Professional learning and development of teacher educators
Stefinee Pinnegar & Mary Lynn Hamilton
61 The promise of the particular in research with teacher educators
Craig Deed
62 Adapting to the virtual campus and transitions in ‘school-less’ teacher education
Katherina Payne & Ken Zeichner
63 Multiple voices and participants in teacher education
Beatrice Avalos & Paula Razquin
64 The role of policy as a shaping influence on teacher education and teacher educators: Neoliberalism and its forms
Lynn Paine, Aydarova & Iwan Syahril
65 Globalization and teacher education
Florence Glanfield & Brooke Madden
66 Research in indigenizing teacher education
SECTION XII: A reflective turn
Jean Clandinin & Jukka Husu
67 Pushing boundaries for research in teacher education: Making teacher education matter

For the further development of teacher education, the editors have tapped the wisdom of a core group of scholars from different parts of the world for this impressive two-volume collection on the state of the art of a complex and contentious field of study. The themes of the Handbook are thoughtfully framed under the concept of learning – learning to become and learning to embrace responsibilities of being a teacher. Its contents illuminate the enduring puzzles in teacher education with cutting-edge knowledge unearthed from research. With foresight to guide future inquiry, the Handbook will be a key reference for specialists in teacher education and teacher studies, and is highly recommended to all those who are interested in educational inquiry.

Leslie N.K. Lo
Senior Professor, Center for Teacher Education Research, Beijing Normal University

As the quality of teaching becomes ever more significant in debates around the world about educational improvement, there has never been a time when the need for high quality research in, on and about teacher education has been more important.  A collection such as this plays a critical part in providing the academic and professional communities with key insights into current developments in the field and in helping to plan for the future.

Ian Menter
Emeritus Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford

The contemporary impassioned debates about teacher preparation will be well served by this ambitious handbook.  The chapters cover the increasingly robust research literatures on the content and character of teacher preparation, including what is taught, how evolving competence is assessed, the signature pedagogies of teacher education, and the nature of the diverse set of people who enter the profession.  The book also summarizes research on teacher educators themselves: what they know and do, the challenges they face, and their own professional learning over time.  These more micro analyses are set alongside literatures that deal with the intellectual, political, cultural, economic, and social forces in which teacher preparation is embedded.  Forward looking and global in its outlook, this handbook is the definitive resource for understanding the past, present, and future of scholarship on teacher preparation. 

Suzanne M. Wilson
Professor and Neag Endowed Professor of Teacher Education, University of Connecticut

This volume could not be more timely and necessary, given the continued fixation of the world on quality teachers, teaching, and teacher education. Undoubtedly quality teachers matter in the learning and development of pupils, and figuring out how to identify and recruit such teachers, prepare them, and sustain them has become an imperative for most nations as each seeks to advance socially and economically. But addressing these imperatives requires a deep understanding of the teacher education profession, especially the complex nature of teachers’ work that demands so much more than the simple delivery of content. This Handbook unpacks the complexity of teaching and learning to teach by carefully identifying and examining in depth the many critical aspects of teacher education. As a collection, the Handbook speaks from an international perspective, deliberately crossing national boundaries to facilitate a free flow of diverse ideas, innovative possibilities, and authentic stories of practice. The authors use research to first explain and explore what is, and then to (re)imagine what could and should be if we are, as a global community, to grow the thoughtful teachers whom we seek to nurture and instruct the thoughtful citizens we need. Every scholar of teacher education and any person invested in good schools and teaching, will find this Handbook to be a rich and invaluable resource.

A. Lin Goodwin
Evenden Professor of Education and Vice Dean, Teachers College, Columbia University

The policy and practice of teacher education has become a hotly contested space both nationally and internationally. Different countries have specific challenges as they try to accommodate and respond to changing local political economies, but they all respond to circulating global education discourses that embrace certain education ideologies. This Handbook provides a sophisticated engagement with these challenges and an insight into how research might better enable us to understand and influence such challenges. Collectively the chapters in the Handbook provide and important ‘go to’ resource for all those involved with and interested in the field of teacher education.

Richard Tinning
Emeritus Professor, School of Human Movement & Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland

From teacher identity to social and political context. From pedagogies, content and assessment to competencies and reflexivity -and so much more. At last teacher educators and students have access to a comprehensive, up-to-date and readable overview of teacher education research. This Handbook is set to be an invaluable resource as a go-to text for everyone involved in education.


Ruth Leitch
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast

Teacher policy and particularly initial teacher education have become hot topics in contemporary international educational reform movement. Teacher education is perhaps the most diverse sector within education and therefore understanding policies and practices related to it around the world has become an imperative in any serious effort to enhance education system performance. This Handbook of Research on Teacher Education is an up-close to multiple aspects of teacher education in different countries and cultures. I recommend this volume as a reference for researchers, policy-makers, and students who want to establish better, research-based understanding of this fundamental element of today’s education systems and how to make them better.

Pasi Sahlberg
Author of Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland

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