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ERIC Number: EJ882442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Educators of Educators: Their Goals, Perceptions and Practices
Ben-Peretz, Miriam; Kleeman, Sara; Reichenberg, Rivka; Shimoni, Sarah
Professional Development in Education, v36 n1-2 p111-129 Mar 2010
Teacher educators prepare future teachers, and their own professional development is essential for successful teaching and learning in schools. Our study aims at understanding teacher educators' professional development (TEPD) from the unique perspective of a group of educators who are regularly involved in planning, managing and implementing varied professional development programs for teacher educators. Data analysis was performed along the lines of the "grounded theory" traditions in qualitative research. Working theories were derived from the participants' statements as to the preferable course of TEPD. These evolved around three mental images of the professionally well-developed teacher educator: the model pedagogue; the reflective, self-studying practitioner; and the developer of professional identities. These three working theories were followed by a fourth one relating to TEPD from the teacher educators' own point of view. The implications of this study for teacher educators and teacher education are discussed in the paper. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel