International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2022, Vol. 18(1) 362-378

Towards a Re-conceptualisation of the Role of Teacher Educators in a Changing World: A Critical Pedagogy Perspective

Sibel Akin-Sabuncu

pp. 362 - 378   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2108-19-0001

Published online: February 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 300  |  Number of Download: 442


This qualitative study examines teacher educators’ articulations about their beliefs and motivations for preparing the next generation of teachers. The study also explores how teacher educators conceptualise their roles as the teachers of prospective teachers. Employing case study design, the participants included 10 teacher educators who serve at a highly selective, public, research university in Turkey. The data were collected through semi-structured and in-depth individual interviews. Adopting critical pedagogy as the theoretical framework, the interviews were analyzed by content analysis method with the help of NVivo 10 qualitative data analysis software. The results showed that the teacher educators specifically saw their roles as enacting change, advocating for democracy, equity, and social justice, and promoting the improvement and welfare of societies, in an effort to bring more emancipatory educational practices in the society through pre-service teacher education. This study furthers our understanding of how teacher education programs could improve their professional preparation and practices to push the agenda for social justice and equity in K-12 schools.

Keywords: Critical Pedagogy, Pre-Service Teacher Education, Teacher Educators

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APA 6th edition
Akin-Sabuncu, S. (2022). Towards a Re-conceptualisation of the Role of Teacher Educators in a Changing World: A Critical Pedagogy Perspective . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), 362-378. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.20

Akin-Sabuncu, S. (2022). Towards a Re-conceptualisation of the Role of Teacher Educators in a Changing World: A Critical Pedagogy Perspective . International Journal of Progressive Education, 18(1), pp. 362-378.

Chicago 16th edition
Akin-Sabuncu, Sibel (2022). "Towards a Re-conceptualisation of the Role of Teacher Educators in a Changing World: A Critical Pedagogy Perspective ". International Journal of Progressive Education 18 (1):362-378. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2022.426.20.

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