Professional Development of Teacher Educators: Reflections on the Current Situation and Exploration of Future Strategies

Lijun LUO


Teacher educators are tutors who lead and promote the professional development of teachers and teachers-to-be. As such, the level of professional development of these educators themselves directly influences both the subsequent quality of teachers at all levels, and the level of a country’s education as a whole. This paper analyses the current situation of the professional development of Chinese teacher educators from four perspectives. The paper also analyses the current gaps in their professional development, and proposes strategies for the purpose of promoting educators’progression. 


Teacher educator; Professional development; Current situation; Strategy

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