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OISE at AERA: Clare Kosnik on Learning from Accomplished Teacher Educators Internationally

April 6, 2019

By Heather Gibb

Professor Clare Kosnik 
What is the current state of teacher education and where should it be going?

As part of a session on the preparation of teacher educators at this year’s AERA Annual Meeting, Professor Clare Kosnik will present the findings of a recent study along with co-authors A. Lin Goodwin (University of Hong Kong), Simone Jane White (Queensland University of Technology), and Jean M.F. Murray (University of East London).

Kosnik and her team examined the work of twenty “accomplished teacher educators,” individuals recognized through an international nomination process for their significant impact on teacher education research and practice. Gathering the approaches, insights and recommendations of some of the world’s leading teacher educators, their study establishes what is currently known about teacher education, both the field and the profession, and what needs to be addressed going forward.

Kosnik and her co-authors hope that their findings can re-focus teacher education research and practice in such a way that prepares teachers to address the urgent issues impacting communities around the world.


Clare Kosnik is Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.

Paper title: Learning from Accomplished Teacher Educators Internationally to Resist Untruths, Create New Narratives, Uphold Social Justice

Authors: A. Lin Goodwin, Clare Kosnik, Simone Jane White and Jean M.F. Murray

In AERA Paper Session: Committing to the Preparation of Teacher Educators: An Imperative for the Profession

Monday April 8, 10:25 to 11:55am, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 700 Level, Room 711