Grounding Practice in Scholarship, Grounding Scholarship in Practice: Knowledge of A Mathematics Teacher Educator–Researcher

Feb. 24, 2009

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2009. P. 357-370.

Despite the acknowledged complexity of the expertise of teacher educators (Cochran-Smith, 2003), there is limited research attending to what teacher educators need to know and how they develop this expertise. This self-study draws from multiple frameworks of teacher knowledge to examine knowledge content, structure, and growth of a novice mathematics teacher educator-researcher (MTE-R). The study explores her knowledge content from her doctoral program into her third year of a tenure-track faculty position at a large southwestern United States university. Narrative inquiry was used to both examine past artifacts and create new data. The findings highlight how the multiple roles of MTE-Rs elicit different kinds of knowledge and how frameworks for studying mathematics teachers can be utilized for studying teacher educator-researchers.

Cochran-Smith, M. (2003). Learning and unlearning: the education of teacher educators. Teaching and Teacher Education, 19, p. 5-28.

Updated: Mar. 30, 2009