A comparative look at the professional development of teachers and teacher educators.
Reeducating the Educator focuses on community building within teacher education programs in Canada, Israel, Australia, and the United States. Maintaining that communities have to be built and sustained, the contributors discuss possible theoretical frameworks underlying community building and change and suggest that there is a need for teacher educators to go beyond localized experiences and reach out to one another in a global discussion. Because of the impact of local cultures and histories, key questions and issues vary from one country to another, and even from one faculty to another, but the resulting global conversation provides a greater understanding of the professional development of teachers and teacher educators.
Helen Christiansen is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Regina, Canada, and the coeditor of Recreating Relationships: Collaboration and Educational Reform, also published by SUNY Press. S. Ramadevi is Professor at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages in Hyderabad, India and the author of Learner Autonomy in the ESL Classroom: A Study in Curriculum Design.
"A strong contribution to the field, this will be of interest to teacher educators and future teacher educators. It also has implications for university administrators and policy makers. " — Marilyn Johnston, coeditor of Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams: The Challenges of Professional Development Schools