Key Issues in Teacher Education: Policy, Research and Practice

Developing teacher education policies calls for a collaborative dialogue of teacher educators, student teachers, researchers, teachers, school heads and school boards, as well as policy makers at regional, national and European levels. The Teacher Education Policy in Europe Scientific Network (TEPE Network) focuses on improving the quality of teacher education in Europe. This aim is reached through careful comparison and analysis of teacher education practices in Europe, sharing of existing practices and outcomes of research on teacher education, and by discussing the implications of these outcomes for teacher education policies at faculty, institutional, regional, national and European level. Key Issues in Teacher Education: Policy, Research and Practice is a series of scholarly texts that inspires and facilitates this dialogue regarding teacher education as an ongoing process of professional development within the continuum of the teaching profession, from initial teacher education, through induction and on to continuing professional development throughout teacher careers. Such teacher education aims to support prospective, novice and experienced teachers to develop their professional capability in fostering the individual and collective learning needs of pupils and in creating and strengthening learning environments and school environments that are inclusive and democratic, that aim at equity and that are exemplary for an inclusive and democratic society. The coherence of the TEPE series is created by a common focus of each volume that is characterized by: • A comparative European (international) perspective cherishing diversity in perspectives and viewpoints; • Addressing the continuum of teacher education; • Bridging research, practice and policy; • With a focus on the implications for local, national or international policies, practices and research. Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the Series Editors, Maria Assunção Flores, Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, and Marco Snoek.
Series Editors:
Joanna Madalinska-Michalak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Maria Assunção Flores, University of Minho, Portugal
Marco Snoek, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Editorial Board:
Björn Åstrand, Umeå University, Sweden
Eve Eisenschmidt, Haapsalu College, Tallinn University, Estonia
Brian Hudson, University of Sussex, England
Nina Kilbrink, Karlstad University, Sweden
Anna Lindqvist, Umeå University, Sweden
Helle Plauborg, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark
Jens Rasmussen, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark
Vasileios Symeonidis, University of Graz, Austria
Pavel Zgaga, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Educational researchers and their students