Exploring the Bildungsroman of Teacher Educators

Aaron Zimmerman, Cheryl A. Bottoms Brewer, Linnie Greenlees, Elizabeth Isidro, Zinab Munoz, Yvonne C Khan, Ana Torres, Shannon Watson, Elizabeth Woodall, Amani Zaier, Xi Zeng

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In this article, we utilize the theoretical framework of Bildung and the literary genre of Bildungsroman to explore the work of being a teacher educator. Drawing upon the results of a narrative self-study, we explore how, for individual teacher educators, the meaning and significance of teacher education stems from one’s life story, including lived experiences from being a child, being a student, and being a teacher. We argue that the acts of authoring and telling of stories have the potential to illuminate the interconnected nature of the personal and the professional dimensions of teacher educator self-formation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-354
JournalLEARNing Landscapes Journal
StatePublished - Jul 2018


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