As a follow-up to the TEPE2022 conference, participants of the conference and external experts have been invited to contribute to an edited volume of the TEPE Book Series published by Brill. The book is entitled “Enhancing the value of teacher education research: Implications for policy and practice”. Its purpose is to to help us think about the value of research in and on teacher education by exploring the various dilemmas facing teacher education research and the implications that emerge for policy and practice. To help us bridge those dilemmas, the book aims to address a number of deeper questions such as:
- What is the purpose of research in teacher education? What is the value of research-based teacher education, and what do we mean preparing teachers as researchers?
- Which are effective ways to produce a knowledge base for teacher education? What is the value of small-scale practitioner-based research and why is it important for teacher education? What kind of indicators we need for standardised monitoring studies and who should be defining them? Which are future research topics relevant for the field?
- How can teacher education research inform policy? How is policy utilising teacher education research? How is the governance of teacher education influencing research in the specific field?
- What is meaningful research for teacher education practice? How can we design research and curricula that have an optimal impact on the practice of teachers, teacher educators and student teachers? How can we avoid the risk of teacher education research becoming obsolete for the practice?
Papers will be submitted until September 15, 2022 and will then be peer-reviewed. It is expected that the book will be published in autumn 2023.
For further information regarding the book, please contact vasileios.symeonidis(at)uni-graz.at