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In an effort to understand the impact of the international education network, Teach for All, this paper focuses on one Teach For All affiliate program, Ako Mātātupu/TFNZ (AM/TFNZ), to consider how Teach For All and its affiliates are reshaping notions of teacher expertise and professionalism as it defines itself in contrast to university-based teacher education. By drawing on qualitative data, including semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and document analysis, we argue that AM/TFNZ develops a new kind of professional by shifting 1) the purpose of becoming educators 2) the content of teacher education, and 3) the role of teacher educators. Ultimately, AM/TFNZ develops their educators outside of the literature, expertise, or histories of teacher education with a focus on creating a network of innovators capable of disrupting the status quo.
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