Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 5,
Author(s): Tiffany Gallagher, Shelley Griffin , Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker , Julian Kitchen , Candace Figg, " Establishing and Sustaining Teacher Educator Professional Development in a Self-Study Community of Practice: Pre-Tenure Teacher Educators Developing Professionally", Pages 880–890, Copyright Elsevier (July 2011).
This article outlines the professional development of pre-tenure teacher educators through the establishment of a self-study group.
Through reflecting on three significant events, a discussion is offered as to how members contributed to the self-study of teacher education practices and experienced enhancement as a community of scholars.
Evidence is presented as to how pre-tenure faculty can work together to build a culture that links teaching practice to scholarship within an organizational framework for group interactions.
Herein, a contribution is made to the research on the induction of new professors by providing a model of professional development that is self-directed, collaborative, and empowering.