The professional developmental needs of higher education-based teacher educators: an international comparative needs analysis

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Czerniawski, G., Guberman, Ainat and MacPhail, Ann 2016. The professional developmental needs of higher education-based teacher educators: an international comparative needs analysis. European Journal of Teacher Education. 40 (1), pp. 127-140.
AuthorsCzerniawski, G., Guberman, Ainat and MacPhail, Ann
Abstract

A universal lack of attention to the professional learning needs of teacher educators is the driver for this study, which considers the most effective ways to support the professional learning of higher education-based teacher educators. At a time when many industrialised countries are engaged in systemic educational reform, this study provides an international and comparative needs analysis through a survey of 1,158 higher education-based teacher educators in the countries participating in the International Forum for Teacher Educator Development (InFo-TED): Belgium, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK. Our results suggest that while teacher educators are only moderately satisfied with their professional development experiences, a strong desire exists for further professional learning. This desire, influenced by their professional context, relates to their current beliefs concerning ‘best practice’ in teacher education, the academic skills required to further their professional careers and knowledge of the curriculum associated with their fields of expertise.

JournalEuropean Journal of Teacher Education
Journal citation40 (1), pp. 127-140
ISSN0261-9768
Year2016
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/02619768.2016.1246528
Publication dates
Print02 Nov 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Sep 2016
Accepted04 Oct 2016
Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in European Journal of Teacher Education on 02.11.16, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02619768.2016.1246528.
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