Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

The Teacher Educator's Experience: Cultural Generativity and Duality of Commitment

Sandra Weber
Curriculum Inquiry
Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer, 1990), pp. 141-159
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
DOI: 10.2307/1180123
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1180123
Page Count: 19
  • Download ($45.00)
  • Cite this Item
The Teacher Educator's Experience: Cultural Generativity and Duality of Commitment
Preview not available

Abstract

The research literature of teacher education is remarkably silent on the topic of teacher educators themselves. In this article, I report and explore some of the perceptions and the experience of six university professors of education whom I have interviewed extensively. Analysis is presented in the form of descriptive stories, comments, and reflections that capture a few significant moments of a teacher educator's university teaching experience. One of the major themes presented is the generative aspect of teacher education which I discuss with reference to Kotre's distinction between technical and cultural generativity. An examination of the teacher educator's experience also reveals the fluctuating tensions of a dual commitment: a commitment to the learning of one's students, and a commitment to furthering professional understanding (i. e. the teacher educator's own learning and professional culture). The implications of the duality of this commitment are investigated, especially with respect to perceived dilemmas such as research versus service.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[141]
    [141]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
142
    142
  • Thumbnail: Page 
143
    143
  • Thumbnail: Page 
144
    144
  • Thumbnail: Page 
145
    145
  • Thumbnail: Page 
146
    146
  • Thumbnail: Page 
147
    147
  • Thumbnail: Page 
148
    148
  • Thumbnail: Page 
149
    149
  • Thumbnail: Page 
150
    150
  • Thumbnail: Page 
151
    151
  • Thumbnail: Page 
152
    152
  • Thumbnail: Page 
153
    153
  • Thumbnail: Page 
154
    154
  • Thumbnail: Page 
155
    155
  • Thumbnail: Page 
156
    156
  • Thumbnail: Page 
157
    157
  • Thumbnail: Page 
158
    158
  • Thumbnail: Page 
159
    159