New Frontiers of Educational Research

Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century

Editors: Zhu, Xudong, Zeichner, Kenneth (Eds.)

  • ​This book provides a comparative perspective and different methodologies to answering the question how to prepare high quality teachers in the East and the West
  • This book combines theoretical discussion, policy analysis and empirical studies in teacher preparation
  • This book responses the common and different challenges of teacher preparation in the East and the West and how they can learn from each other
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About this book

This book addresses two main questions, namely how to prepare high-quality teachers in the 21st century and how the East and the West can learn from each other. It addresses the different challenges and dilemmas that eastern countries, especially China, and western countries are facing with regard to teacher education. We explore the question by examining teacher education research, practice and policy in different countries, identifying both common problems and country-specific challenges. We then try to find valuable experiences, theories and practice which can solve specific problems in the process of teacher education, also addressing how local and global factors impact it.

In this regard, our approach does not strictly separate pre-service teacher education from teachers’ in-service professional development, adopting an integrative perspective. Further, we believe the respective social and cultural contexts must also be taken into account. Lastly, we call for teachers’ knowledge and individual character traits to be accounted for in the education of high-quality teachers.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Two Visions of Teaching and Teacher Education for the Twenty-First Century

    Zeichner, Ken

    Pages 3-19

  • Teacher Quality in the Twenty First Century: New Lives, Old Truths

    Day, Christopher

    Pages 21-38

  • The Continuing ‘Problem’ of Teacher Education: Policy Driven Reforms and the Role of Teacher Educators

    Mayer, Diane

    Pages 39-52

  • “Evidence-Based Teaching, Evidence-Based Teacher Education” (Quality of Teachers and Quality of Teacher Education)

    Valcke, Martin

    Pages 53-66

  • Practices, Experience and Policy Orientation for Free Education in Normal Universities in China

    Liu, Chuansheng (et al.)

    Pages 67-76

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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52420-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century
Editors
  • Xudong Zhu
  • Kenneth Zeichner
Series Title
New Frontiers of Educational Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36970-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36970-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36969-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52420-6
Series ISSN
2195-3473
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 407
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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