Ana Raquel Simoes is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Monica Lourenco is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Centre 'Didactics and Technology in Education of Trainers' (CIDTFF) of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Nilza Costa is a Full Professor in Education at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
This book is very timely and makes a significant contribution to the field of teacher education policy and practice in Europe. It is framed by the concept of the 'European teacher' (Schratz, 2010) and is ambitious in its intention to challenge the nationalist tradition that is present to a greater or lesser extent in all education systems across Europe. Ideas of European identity, professionalism and citizenship are central to the vision presented by the contributors to this book. Significant questions are raised about the very purposes of education itself, as well as about the role of teacher education, at a time rising tensions across Europe associated with increased levels of migration and increasing levels of xenophobia. Brian Hudson is Professor of Education and former Head of the School of Education and Social Work (2012-16) at the University of Sussex, UK.