International Narratives on Becoming a Teacher Educator Pathways to a Profession

Author: Churukian, George
Lock, Corey
Year:1999
Pages:186
ISBN:0-7734-8015-3
978-0-7734-8015-5
Price:159.95
Autobiographical teacher-educator narratives from Australia, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalm, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Kenya, Kuwait, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, and Zimbabwe.

Reviews

"George Churukian and Corey Lock have presented us with a book which teaches us through a fascinating variety of voices, and in so doing, they give us a variety of ways to learn about the profession of teacher education as it is contextualized within an array of personal experience, historical circumstance, and geographic settings. . . their different styles, different views, and especially their different socio-cultural and historical contexts have these narratives a type of richness and value which a traditional format couldn't capture equally." – James D. Greenberg

"This is not only a valuable contribution to the literature on the teacher education profession but also a very good read. The most arresting feature of these accounts is the great diversity in the stories the authors tell. . . . I rejoiced to find many of the authors were quite subversive of received wisdom. They dared to ask questions even when such behavior was discouraged or forbidden. These stories tell us about the ways in which teacher educators have not only coped with change but how they initiated, advocated and encouraged it in the name of better education" – Warren Holloway

". . . a book packed with illuminating anecdotes and autobiographies of fascinating teacher educators throughout the world who describe how they found their way to the profession. . . . A very engaging book for all teacher educators." – B. Bradley West