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ERIC Number: EJ810665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Threading a Golden Chain: An Attempt to Find Our Identities as Teacher Educators
Lunenberg, Mieke; Hamilton, Mary Lynn
Teacher Education Quarterly, v35 n1 p185-205 Win 2008
Several years ago the authors, a professor from The Netherlands and another professor from the United States, met over coffee and discussions about teacher education at an international conference. With mutual interests in the role of teacher educators' development of their professional identity, the authors developed an intellectual relationship as they pondered questions related to their interests. They found their conversation together provocative not in small part because of geographical differences. Teacher education programs and what it takes to be a teacher educator differ between the United States and The Netherlands. Since they did not realize this immediately, the discovery of similarities and differences strengthened their relationship as colleagues and raised critical issues. They began their current work together by asking each other to address a series of questions and issues regarding the identity of teacher educators. At the start, these questions were rather broad and random, but during the year the authors worked on this project, discussing the identity of teacher educators and studying literature, some questions proved to be central. Throughout this article the authors use their own shared writings about these central questions to situate themselves within the layers and perspectives in the literature on teacher educator identity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States