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ERIC Number: EJ876236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
The Scholarship of Research in Teacher Education in a Higher Education Institution in Transition: Issues of Identity
Chetty, Rajendra; Lubben, Fred
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n4 p813-820 May 2010
This paper examines perceptions of professional and organizational identity of teacher educators in a "new" University of Technology in South Africa, resulting from several recent mergers of colleges of education and colleges of technology mainly serving formerly disadvantaged students and schools. The findings show that most staff consider teaching and research as dichotomous. Research activities are seen to satisfy the institutional requirements for securing research funding and producing publications. Professional identities could be strengthened by a faculty-wide debate on the specific profile of teacher education in a University of Technology, resulting also in an agreed research ethos. Peer support in collaborative research groups with a focus on own practice is seen as an opportunity to strengthen research expertise. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa