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Shaping the Future: Critical Essays on Teacher Education

reviewed by Thomas Falkenberg - October 28, 2008

coverTitle: Shaping the Future: Critical Essays on Teacher Education
Author(s): John Freeman-Moir and Alan Scott (Eds.)
Publisher: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN: 9879087901578, Pages: 261, Year: 2007
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The book, Shaping the Future: Critical Essays on Teacher Education, is a collection of fourteen articles on teacher education and one introductory essay. Eleven of the articles have been published in a previous edition of the collection with a different publisher (Scott & Freeman-Moir, 2000), although, as the editors write in their introduction of the reviewed edition, “a number of the authors have taken the opportunity to completely rewrite their chapters, two have added postscripts, while others have indicated that their pieces capture these crucial debates at particular moments in recent history” (p. 1).1   Rather than discussing the fourteen chapters separately, I will structure my review of the collection by outlining some of the central themes of teacher education that are addressed in the book. The treatment of these themes in different chapters of the book make it a valuable read for those interested in a critical perspective on central... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 28, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15428, Date Accessed: 5/13/2021 3:50:14 PM

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  • Thomas Falkenberg
    University of Manitoba
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    THOMAS FALKENBERG is a member of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and the current president of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education (www.csse.ca/CATE). His areas of research interest include teacher education, particularly philosophical issues in teacher education, teacher education program design and reform, and the education of teacher educators. His recent publications include “On the Grounding of Teacher Education in the Human Condition”, published 2007 in The Journal of Educational Thought, 41(3) and “Starting with the End in Mind: Care-Ethical Based Teacher Education”, to be published in Riches, C., & Benson, F. (in press).(Eds.). Entering into “Complicated Conversations” about Teacher Education in Contemporary Times: A Call to Action! New York: Peter Lang. He is also the co-editor of Mapping Research in Teacher Education in Canada: Proceedings of the Working Conference on Research in Teacher Education in Canada, Winnipeg, 1-3 November 2007 (the proceedings can be downloaded from www.umanitoba.ca/education/TEResearch).
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