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:

Filtering Functions of Assessment for Selection into Initial Teacher Education Programs

Filtering Functions of Assessment for Selection into Initial Teacher Education Programs

Robert Klassen Tracy Durksen Fiona Patterson Emma Rowett

Selection for education, training, and employment occurs throughout the lifespan: sometimes for school places in early childhood, but commonly from late adolescence onwards as individuals move on to post-secondary education or employment. A selection process – for training or employment – is a predictive exercise that involves three steps: first, identifying the attributes needed for success in an endeavor; second, assessing these attributes in candidates; and, third, confirming the relationship between assessed attributes and the desired outcome. In education, selection is particularly important at two filtering points: when hiring into teaching positions, and ...

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