The Teacher of the 21st Century: Quality Education for Quality Teaching
The Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) is a non-profit European organisation, aimed at enhancing the quality of Teacher Education in Europe, and supporting the professional development of teachers and teacher educators at all levels.
The ATEE Spring conference takes place every other year and is organized by the University of Latvia. The Spring conference in 2013 was the sixth such conference. The contents of this book contain the best articles written by participants at the 2013 conference, and present the exchange of ideas between European teacher educators, in addition to experiences, research and ideas from outside Europe.
European experience, knowledge and research support the general enhancement of the quality of teacher education throughout the world. As such, this book stimulates dialogue between teacher educators, researchers on teacher education, students, teachers, employers, politicians, supervisory bodies, NGOs and other groups involved in teacher education and research, and innovation in teacher education.
Linda Daniela is a Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia, an expert in education at the Council of Sciences of the Republic of Latvia, and a scientific adviser of doctoral research and master’s theses. Her research interests include educational processes in schools, behavioural problems and solutions for reducing social exclusion in the educational process. She is the author and co-author of 25 publications and several books.
Ineta Lūka is an Associate Professor and Head of the Language Department at Turiba University. She is also a Senior Researcher at the University of Latvia, an expert in pedagogy and education management at the Council of Sciences of the Republic of Latvia, and a research member in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning. Her research interests include intercultural competence, language competence, lifelong learning, and the quality of higher education.
Lūcija Rutka is a Professor at the University of Latvia, and an expert in education at the Council of Sciences of the Republic of Latvia. Her research interests focus on teacher psychological competence and assessment of educator practice in teacher education and school development.
Irēna Žogla is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Latvia, an expert in education at the Council of Sciences of the Republic of Latvia, and a scientific adviser of doctoral research. She is also Head of master’s degree programme in education. Her research interests include teacher education, school development, and theories and practices of teaching-learning.
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