International Research, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education

Insider Perspectives

  • Jean Murray
  • Anja Swennen
  • Clare Kosnik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jean Murray, Anja Swennen, Clare Kosnik
    Pages 1-13
  3. Päivi Hökkä, Matti Rautiainen, Tiina Silander, Anneli Eteläpelto
    Pages 15-29
  4. Jean Murray, Anja Swennen, Clare Kosnik
    Pages 203-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book


This unique book is an important source of information for all of those who educate future teachers and those who participate in teacher education as students, researchers, educators and policymakers. The volume also contributes to the international development of higher quality and research-led teacher education provision by providing clear evidence of policy impact. It draws on original research studies, conducted across eight countries in North America, Europe and Australia to analyse the impact of teacher education policy initiatives on ‘insiders’ in the fields, including education students, teacher educators and mentors in schools. In achieving this, the various chapters in the book analyse the commonalities and differentiations in the many policy reforms in teacher education currently being implemented by national governments. The book reveals some of the hidden consequences of these recent ‘reform’ efforts. It is also of use for leaders and policy makers in teacher education, providing them with insider perspectives from both theory and practice and making it possible for them to develop research-informed decisions that take into account the voices of insiders. Few texts have considered international policy trends alongside the impact they have had on significant stakeholder groups ‘inside’ teacher education. In redressing this omission, the book contributes to a better understanding of and improved practice of work in teacher education, both pre- and in-service. 


In-service teacher education Initial teacher education Mentor teachers Pre-service teacher education School-based teacher educators Student teachers Teacher education policy Teacher education programmes Teacher education reform Teacher educators Teacher professional development Teacher quality Teaching profession Teaching skills Change in Teacher Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Murray
    • 1
  • Anja Swennen
    • 2
  • Clare Kosnik
    • 3
  1. 1.Cass School of Education and CommunitiesUniversity of East LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Human Behaviour and Movement SciencesVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Ontario Institute for Studies in EducationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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