Reform of teacher education and teacher educator competences: a survey study

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Despite it is well known known and recognized that teacher educators’ competences play a decisive role for the education of new teachers and also for the quality of the profession as such very little research is conducted on the competences of teacher educators and their training.

It is also an established fact that the implementation of teacher education reforms to a large extent stands and falls with the competences of the teacher educators. Not least it is of importance that teacher educators possess the kind of competences that are needed to meet the intentions of a reform. Failing teacher educator competences might just as well be an explanation for frequent reforms in teacher education as it can be failure of the reforms themselves.

Danish teacher education was in 2012 reformed for the third time in only fifteen years, but teacher educator competences were not mapped at all during these years. It means that nobody (the political system, the educational system or others) knows whether teacher educators are equipped for the needs of the reforms and whether they themselves find their competences adequate.

In this paper the results of a national survey study on teacher educator competences will be presented. The study provides information about the teacher educators’ competences and just as important the teacher educators’ personal experience of their needs for capacity building in order to being able to implement the reform as it is intended. The study included all teacher educators employed at the seven university colleges in Denmark providing teacher education.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår2017
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedTEPE Annual Conerence: Education for all: Issues for Teacher Education - Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Irland
Varighed: 18 maj 201720 maj 2017

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KonferenceTEPE Annual Conerence
LokationMary Immaculate College
LandIrland
ByLimerick
Periode18/05/201720/05/2017

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