Black Elderberry Monograph was commissioned by BerryPharma® Extracts, a business unit of Iprona AG, Lana, BZ – the leading international supplier of membrane-enriched extracts of black elderberries.
The authors, from more than ten countries, use a variety of approaches including narrative/life history, self-study and empirical research to demonstrate the complexity of the transformative search by individuals to establish their professional identity as teacher educators. The book offers fundamental and thoughtful critiques of current policy, practice and examples of established structures specifically supporting the professional development of teacher educators that may well have a wider applicability.
Many of the authors are active and leading persons in the international fields of teacher education and of professional development.
The book considers:novice teacher educators, issues of transition; identity development including research identity; the facilitation and mentoring of teacher educators; self-study research including collaborative writing, use of stories; professional development within the context of curriculum and structural reform.
Becoming a teacher is recognised as a transformative search by individuals for their teaching identities. Becoming a teacher educator often involves a more complex and longer journey but, according to the many travel stories told here, one that can be a deeply satisfying experience.
This book was published as a special issue of Professional Development in Education.
Ken said this as his body progressed through its illness:
December 2009: “I do not know what Spirit has in store for me. I will keep breathing as long as Spirit gives me breath. And if melanoma absolutely must claim my body, it can have it. Melanoma cannot go where I go, because I go into the pure Spirit of the Soul Realm that is my true home.”
Through Kenny’s Eyes is an unusual and unusually positive glimpse into living fully and dying well.
Ken and Carol Jones have written an extraordinary book about the liberation of experiencing death, dying, and grief from a spiritual perspective.
— Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, co-directors of the University of Santa Monica and authors of Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology
If you have any considerations or fears about dying, read this book and share it with others. It will shed light on your awareness about the mystery of death and help you relax about it. This book is a gift that must be opened.
— Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Unbinding the Heart
An Amazing gift for anyone to gain comfort and inspiration, guidance and courage. All of us will pass, and to know what the passages are in such humanity and ordinariness is the treasure of this account. Recommended reading for any course on death and dying.
— Leigh Taylor Young, Emmy award-winning actress, lover of Spirit, life, and serving the good
Carol and Ken’s unflinching look at the often sanitized subject of death is refreshing, and interested readers will gain a deeper understanding of what Carol calls “the real treasure of consciously leaving this world.”
— Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC