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Swennen, Anja; Jones, Ken; Volman, Monique – Professional Development in Education, 2010
In this article we address the question: "What sub-identities of teacher educators emerge from the research literature about teacher educators and what are the implications of the sub-identities for the professional development of teacher educators?" Like other professional identities, the identity of teacher educators is a construction of various…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, Teacher Educators, Identification (Psychology)
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Snoek, Marco; Swennen, Anja; van der Klink, Marcel – Professional Development in Education, 2011
This study examines how the contemporary European policy debate addresses the further development of the quality of teacher educators. A classification framework based on the literature on professionalism was used to compare European and Member State policy actions and measures on the quality of teacher educators through an analysis of seven…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Educational Policy
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Swennen, Anja; Lunenberg, Mieke; Korthagen, Fred – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
Teacher educators seem to agree that, to be able to support their student teachers' learning, they themselves should be good models of the kind of teaching they are trying to promote. However, it is clear from the literature that this "congruent teaching" is not self-evident in teacher education. In the present article, we describe a small…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Workshops
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Swennen, Anja; Volman, Monique; van Essen, Mineke – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This article is part of a larger study on the development of professional identity of five teacher educators from three different generations. The article discusses the development of the professional identities of the two youngest teacher educators, who currently work in teacher education institutes for primary education. The questions in this…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Professional Development, Educational Innovation
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Lunenberg, Mieke; Korthagen, Fred; Swennen, Anja – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
New visions of learning have entered education. This article discusses the consequences for teacher education, and examines modelling by teacher educators as a means of changing the views and practices of future teachers. The results of a literature search and a multiple case study on modelling are discussed. Both the literature search and the…
Descriptors: Role Models, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education
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van Velzen, Corinne; van der Klink, Marcel; Swennen, Anja; Yaffe, Elka – Professional Development in Education, 2010
This article presents the results of an exploratory research study into induction practices of novice teacher educators in six different countries. The study was a project carried out by members of the Association of Teacher Educators Europe (ATEE) Research and Development Centre Professional Development of Teacher Educators. Induction is seen as…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Swennen, Anja; Jorg, Ton; Korthagen, Fred – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2004
In a study of student teachers' concerns, a combination of image-based and more traditional research techniques was used. The first year student teachers appeared to be most concerned about matters that, in their view, form the core task of teaching, such as 'selecting and teaching content well', 'motivating pupils to learn' and 'adapting myself…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Student Attitudes, Student Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Lunenberg, Mieke; Snoek, Marco; Swennen, Anja – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2000
Teacher shortages are accelerating the development of Dutch teacher education curriculum and assessment in more competence- and school-based directions. Schools are developing and implementing teacher improvement plans, though student teachers are seldom part of those plans. Teacher educators in schools cannot yet meet professional standards, and…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, College School Cooperation, Competency Based Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education