The Teacher Educator
In this article the author describes the revision of the traditional roles of teacher educator, experienced mentor teacher, high school student, and preservice teacher required by a project based in the undergraduate secondary teacher education program she directs. Although role revisions can pose profound challenges to peoples identities and relationships, participants in the project find the “constant changing of myself.” That the role revisions require to be liberating, empowering, and educative. The role revisions foster the development of more dynamic and productive relationships than exist among individuals in traditional roles in teacher preparation and inspire participants to develop a more flexible sense of identity. These outcomes enhance the educational experiences of all the stakeholders.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published as Alison Cook-Sather, "The 'Constant Changing of Myself': Revising Roles in Undergraduate Teaching Preparation", The Teacher Educator 41, no. 3 (2006), 187-206, © 2006 Taylor and Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/08878730609555383.
Cook-Sather, Alison. "The 'Constant Changing of Myself': Revising Roles in Undergraduate Teaching Preparation." The Teacher Educator 41, no. 3 (2006): 187-206.