JAWORSKI, B., 2008. Mathematics teacher educator learning and development. IN: Jaworski, B. and Wood, T. (eds.). The International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education Volume 4: The Mathematics Teacher Educator as a Developing Professional. Rotterdam: SensePublishers.
This chapter serves as an introduction to Volume 4 as a whole. The stated aim of the volume is to open up the practice of mathematics teacher educators to scrutiny and critique: locating our practices internationally, identifying issues both local and global, and seeing ourselves as practitioners alongside teacher practitioners with whom we work. The chapter begins with a brief discussion of mathematics teacher educator knowledge, learning and development, locating this both historically and theoretically. It goes on to address the three sections: Challenges to and theory in mathematics teacher education; Reflection on developing as a mathematics teacher educator; Working with prospective and practising teachers: what we learn; what we come to know; and presents a short account of each chapter. The chapter ends with a vision of teacher educator practice for the future.