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 Continuum of Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education

Clive Beck Clare Kosnik


The terrain of teacher education is potentially very extensive. The term ‘teacher education’ on its own usually refers just to teacher preparation, occurring prior to becoming a regular teacher; other names (in English) for this include pre-service teacher education and initial teacher education (ITE). However, our concern in this chapter is with teacher education in a broader sense, embracing both pre-service and in-service professional learning, and connections between the two. In-service teacher education again has several other names: for example, in-service professional development, ongoing teacher learning, continuing professional development (CPD), or simply professional development (PD).

In the view of many theorists, while pre-service teacher education is very ...

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