The SAGE Handbook of Research on Teacher Education offers an ambitious and international overview of the current landscape of teacher education research, as well as the imagined futures. The two volumes are divided into sub-sections: Section One: Mapping the Landscape of Teacher Education Section Two: Learning Teacher Identity in Teacher Education Section Three: Learning Teacher Agency in Teacher Education Section Four: Learning Moral & Ethical Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Five: Learning to Negotiate Social, Political, and Cultural Responsibilities of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Six: Learning through Pedagogies in Teacher Education Section Seven: Learning the Contents of Teaching in Teacher Education Section Eight: Learning Professional Competencies in Teacher Education and throughout the Career Section Nine: Learning with and from Assessments in Teacher Education Section Ten: The Education and Learning of Teacher Educators Section Eleven: The Evolving Social and Political Contexts of Teacher Education Section Twelve: A Reflective Turn This handbook is a landmark collection for all those interested in current research in teacher education and the possibilities for how research can influence future teacher education practices and policies. Watch handbook editors D. Jean Clandinin and Jukka Husu and handbook working editorial board members Jerry Rosiek, Mistilina Sato and Auli Toom discuss key aspects of the new handbook:

The Impact of Social Theories on Agency in Teacher Education

Ryan Flessner Katherina A. Payne

We live in an age of dehumanization. Market forces are driving decisions that disempower professionals in a variety of fields; refugees seeking asylum from genocidal atrocities are encountering barriers – physical and ideological – in places that have traditionally welcomed them with open arms; and politicians around the globe are gaining popularity through tactics that encourage the assimilated to further ostracize the marginalized. Within this political context, teacher educators must prepare teachers to use their agency to act collectively with students, families, and communities to rehumanize our societies. Despite the forces working against this task of humanization (Bartolomé, 1994; Freire, 1970), there ...

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