Teacher educators: their identities, sub‐identities and implications for professional development

@article{Swennen2010TeacherET,
  title={Teacher educators: their identities, sub‐identities and implications for professional development},
  author={Anja Swennen and Ken Jones and Monique Volman},
  journal={Professional Development in Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={36},
  pages={131 - 148}
}
In this article we address the question: ‘What sub‐identities of teacher educators emerge from the research literature about teacher educators and what are the implications of the sub‐identities for the professional development of teacher educators?’ Like other professional identities, the identity of teacher educators is a construction of various aspects or facets, which we prefer to call sub‐identities. We are interested to learn what sub‐identities might constitute the main identity of what… 
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