ERIC Number: EJ724581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
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Who Teaches the Teachers? Identity, Discourse and Policy in Teacher Education
Robinson, Maureen; McMillan, Wendy
Teaching & Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v22 n3 p327-336 Apr 2006
In this article we argue that understanding the identities that teacher educators construct for themselves is central to effecting innovation within a changing policy environment. The article begins with a theoretical perspective on the nexus of change and identity. It then discusses the central features of identity amongst a group of teacher college educators who have been incorporated into a higher education institution in South Africa. The discussion focuses in particular on their new roles as researchers. We argue that the promotion of research needs to be based on what teacher educators "already" perceive to be their particular strengths and roles. The paper ends with some examples of strategies for research promotion in this particular setting.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Needs, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Researchers, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa