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Petroelje Stolle, Elizabeth; Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Freese, Anne; Persson, Anders – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
This self-study documents two teacher educators' professional inquiry into the notions of critical friendship. Specifically, we asked: How does our interactive inquiry on the topic of critical friendship lead us to new understandings of critical friends? Three theoretical perspectives framed this study -- More Knowledgeable Others, Thought…
Descriptors: Friendship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Collaboration, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Grant, Melva R.; Butler, Brandon M. – Studying Teacher Education, 2018
How does a teacher educator come to engage in self-study research? In this article, the authors seek to answer this question by investigating the personal, professional, and programmatic influences that drew one teacher educator to self-study. The authors used critical friendship to investigate the first author's introduction to self-study, with…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Educators, Educational Research, Transformative Learning
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Russell, Tom – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
This self-study of activities as a practicum supervisor in several secondary schools focuses on the supervisor's contribution to the quality of a teacher candidate's professional learning in the context of a familiar tension between on-campus courses and in-school practicum experiences. Data from both formal and informal supervisory experiences…
Descriptors: Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ressler, James D. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
While decades of research have documented the socialization of inservice physical education teachers, the socialization of physical education faculty members has only recently become a research focus. Self-study of teacher education practices is becoming increasingly popular when exploring the lived experiences of physical education faculty. We…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Batchelor, Katherine; Sander, Scott A. – Studying Teacher Education, 2017
In this article we use "The Matrix" movie as a heuristic device that offers two possibilities for conceptualizing teacher education: as a mirror (looking at ourselves) and as a window (looking at teacher education). We begin by sharing our interests and reason for using self-study while examining the components of "The Matrix,"…
Descriptors: Films, Popular Culture, Teacher Education, Educational Methods
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Bohny, Brenna; Taylor, Monica; Clark, Sa-Qwona S.; D'Elia, Susan; Lobato-Creekmur, Graziela; Tarnowski, Stephanie Brown; Wasserman, Sara – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
Through a self-study methodology, six doctoral students and a professor examine how our semester long doctoral level class became a transformative space for all participants. We investigate how each individual was able to participate in the construction of a powerful and meaningful learning community, which led to a re-visioning of ourselves as…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Poyas, Yael – Studying Teacher Education, 2016
This article describes a self-study pursuant to a clash between a lecturer and a student concerning the teaching of literature in a politically fraught context. The learning group is composed of Arab and Jewish teachers at a college in northern Israel. The work read by the group expresses a Palestinian perspective. The incident, discussed with…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Literature, Political Issues, Foreign Countries
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Coia, Lesley; Taylor, Monica – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
What does it mean to be a feminist educator? How would we know if we were? We call ourselves feminist teachers and yet we have not focused on this identification and its influence on our teaching in some time. In this self-study, we set out to look at our practice-using co/autoethnography. As our study progressed, we began to realize that our…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Feminism, Epistemology, Teaching Methods
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Cardetti, Fabiana A.; Orgnero, M. Carolina – Studying Teacher Education, 2013
This study presents the results of a self-study of interdisciplinary work that has generated profound changes in our teaching practices. The research grew out of an interest in exploring the nature of our work and the practices that contribute to its success. Our self-study revealed that our work process consists of five stages and is the product…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Cooperation
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Hu, Ran; Smith, Judith J. – Studying Teacher Education, 2011
In this collaborative self-study, two first-year assistant professors examine their views of teaching and learning from two cultural perspectives. Drawing from multiple data sources, including reflective analyses of teaching, monthly peer-support meetings, and the Students Opinion Information Survey, the study explores the differences in views of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Conrad, Dennis; Conrad, Deborah; Misra, Anjali; Pinard, Michele; Youngblood, John – Studying Teacher Education, 2010
We report how the cultural identities of three Black professors influence their pedagogy at a rural, predominantly white, university in the USA. Two critical friends seek clarification prior to the analysis, critique the primary researchers' narratives, and add their voices to the discourse. The primary participants' narratives reveal how values…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Universities, College Faculty
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Prado-Olmos, Patricia; Rios, Francisco; Castaneda, Lillian Vega – Studying Teacher Education, 2007
This paper reports a self-study of three faculty of colour engaged in teaching a special summer session geared to recruiting people of colour to teaching. Given our past experiences in institutions of higher education, we recognised the unique situation and potential of faculty of colour teaching a class made up almost exclusively of students of…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Faculty, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice