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ERIC Number: EJ868658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
Becoming a Teacher-Educator: Supporting the Journey of New Colleagues
Faith, Ellen S.
AILACTE Journal, v6 p1-20 Fall 2009
Smaller institutions of higher education, such as those that comprise the AILACTE membership, prepare teacher and school leadership candidates to create vibrant learning communities in P-12 classrooms and schools, accomplished in part through well-structured and carefully mentored induction experiences. To optimize candidate and unit outcomes, new teacher educators also require thoughtfully constructed paths of initiation into the community of practice that is the complex world of contemporary teacher education. Successful induction is especially critical in AILACTE-type professional education units, given high levels of task interdependence among faculty responsible for program delivery. This article proposes not only institutional and unit strategies to support new colleagues entering the education professoriate but also cross-institutional and interorganizational initiatives for new teacher educator orientation, induction and mentoring that could be carried out through AILACTE and/or its state and regional affiliates and in collaboration with other teacher education organizations (e.g., AACTE and ATE). (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A