Volume 11, Issue 1 (2013) Focus on Teacher Education and the Northwest Association of Teacher EducatorsThis is the first edition of the Northwest Journal of Teacher Education from new coeditors Bonnie Stelmach, from the University of Saskatchewan, and Jim Parsons, from the University of Alberta. We wish to thank Andrew Kitchenham, from the University of Northern British Columbia, for his stellar service as the previous editor. We also wish to thank Kurtis Hewson, from the University of Lethbridge, for his work in formatting this issue in his role of Director of Communications for NWATE. This issue of the journal concentrates on presentations from our 2012 Annual Conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. At this conference, we created a broad definition of teacher education – one we believed helped push a creative, future agenda in our area. In this edition, you will find seven articles that span all areas of teacher education.
A Call to Action: What Student Teachers Can Teach Us
Kathleen M. Cowin
The Time for “Positive” Transformation in Teacher Education
Colin Saby and Clive Hickson
Negotiating Liminal Spaces: Purposeful Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
Mildred T. Masimira