To offer the international community of teacher educators an impression of the Dutch knowledge base of teacher educators a selection of contributions have been translated in English. One should keep in mind that these contributions are written for teacher educators working in The Netherlands.
What is specific to the teacher educator’s profession?
What distinguishes a teacher educator from a teacher, trainer of educator? What is a teacher educators specific expertise?
What types of teacher educators can be distinguished?
Where do they work? Are they practice or theory oriented? Do they teach novice teachers or experienced teachers?
How do you become a teacher educator?
What does a professional identity mean? And how can one develop a professional identity as a teacher educator?
How do you keep developing as a teacher educator?
Why should teacher educators continue to develop themselves? How to do that? And what should be the focus?