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ERIC Number: EJ862761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Defining Teacher Educator through the Eyes of Classroom Teachers
Korth, Byran B.; Erickson, Lynnette; Hall, Kendra M.
Professional Educator, v33 n1 Spr 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyze a sample of classroom teachers' definitions of the term "teacher educator" and determine whether they considered themselves to be teacher educators. The extent that classroom teachers' definitions of a teacher educator were influenced by involvement in a university-public school partnership was also examined. Results indicated that a large majority of the study's participants considered themselves to be teacher educators, but there were variations in how they defined this role. Analysis of the participants' definitions of the term "teacher educator" revealed two general categories: teacher of teachers and general educator. Results also indicated that a school's consistent involvement in a partnership led to a higher percentage of teachers giving definitions that could be categorized under the teacher of teachers theme. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings are presented, along with suggestions for future study. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A