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This auto-ethnographic narrative presents the experiences of a teacher educator who came out to his preservice teachers. The author claims that preservice teachers need to understand the beliefs and practices of families and cultures that are unlike their own. The author concludes that when queer teacher educators embrace what makes them who they are; it is only then that they can, in equal measure, inspire their preservice teachers.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
A New Conceptual Model for Principal Involvement and Professional Collaboration in Teacher Education
Beginning teachers often identify the school principal as a key figure for support and guidance. Few teacher education conceptual models exist that significantly integrate the building principal into the clinical experiences of teacher candidates. The call for more deliberate principal involvement in preservice arises in regard to teacher attrition and retention concerns. Having the principal engage in active mentoring during preservice may positively address these issues by providing a more complete socialization and enculturation process into today’s context of schooling. A new conceptual model of collaboration (three supports for preservice teacher: mentor, university supervisor, and principal) was presented to include the principal with the preservice teacher, university supervisor, and cooperating teacher in a community of practice for teacher preparation.
Updated: Mar. 12, 2009