ERIC Number: EJ814771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Self-Study Research in a New School of Education: Moving between Vulnerability and Community
Larsen, Marianne A.
Studying Teacher Education, v3 n2 p173-187 Nov 2007
This paper explores the dual and seemingly contradictory potential of self-study research to illuminate our fears, anxieties, tensions and uncertainties as teacher educators, whilst acting as a catalyst for community building. This self-study research was conducted during the founding year of a new school of education, drawing data from surveys and interviews with faculty about their own self-study research and participation in one another's studies. Through these collective self-studies, faculty members constructed and negotiated their identities as teacher educators and as a school of education. As researchers and researched participants, the faculty of the new school of education moved during that first year between vulnerability and community, a process illuminated by their self-study research.
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Faculty, Schools of Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Workload
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