Åse Bonde is educated as a teacher from Copenhagen Teacher Training College, and has worked for many years as a teacher. Åse has a thorough knowledge of the teaching profession and has participated in a long series of pedagogical development projects. Åse is a trained student-teacher mentor and external examiner of practice at teacher-training colleges and has taken part in the training of many future teachers. Åse Bonde is employed in the Danish Union of Teachers. Among her tasks is the continuous development of the teaching profession and newly qualified teachers.