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ERIC Number: EJ1107258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
A Narrative Analysis of a Teacher Educator's Professional Learning Journey
Vanassche, Eline; Kelchtermans, Geert
European Journal of Teacher Education, v39 n3 p355-367 2016
This article reports on a narrative analysis of one teacher educator's learning journey in a two-year professional development project. Professional development is conceived of as the complex learning processes resulting from the meaningful interactions between the individual teacher educator and his/her working context. Our analysis indicates that the capacity to manage such interactions contributes strongly to teacher educators' experience of vulnerability. We analytically describe three strategies (building positive self-esteem, sustaining moral commitment and purpose, and strategical compliance) to cope with this vulnerability and their impact on processes of professional development as well as the outcomes of it. Understanding the role of the working context--and vulnerability as a structural characteristic of that context--in professional development processes adds to existing knowledge of teacher educators' professional lives and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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