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ERIC Number: EJ799414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
The Development of the Professional Identity of Two Teacher Educators in the Context of Dutch Teacher Education
Swennen, Anja; Volman, Monique; van Essen, Mineke
European Journal of Teacher Education, v31 n2 p169-184 May 2008
This article is part of a larger study on the development of professional identity of five teacher educators from three different generations. The article discusses the development of the professional identities of the two youngest teacher educators, who currently work in teacher education institutes for primary education. The questions in this narrative-biographical research are: "How do these teacher educators develop from teacher to teacher educator and how is this development influenced by the recent developments in primary teacher education?" The findings of the study indicate that both teacher educators use the innovations in teacher education to develop professionally. At the beginning of their careers they develop within their institutes; later they also look for ways to develop outside their institutes and play an increasingly significant role in the community of teacher educators. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands