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The teacher educator as an agent of (social) change

reflections on the purpose of research in teacher education

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For me the concept of the teacher educator as a agent of social change, implies that teacher educators should be focused on stimulating change and improvement in teacher education, schools and society. That focus should not only shape our teaching of student teachers, but also our research activities. This has implications for the research projects that we undertake. When research by teacher educators intends to contribute to change and improvement of practices in teacher education, schools and society, our research projects need to be understood as interventions. In the design of PhD or other research projects, not only academic requirements regarding validity should be taken into also account but also criteria that contribute to interventions and change in universities, schools and society. Effective change is a collective challenge, which requires likeminded colleagues.

Reference Snoek, M. (Author). (2017). The teacher educator as an agent of (social) change: reflections on the purpose of research in teacher education. Web publication/site, InFoTED. Retrieved from http://info-ted.eu/the-teacher-educator-as-an-agent-of-social-change/
Published by  Centre for Applied Research in Education 4 December 2017