Critical issues in supporting self-study

M.L. Lunenberg, F. Korthagen, R.C. Zwart

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In this article, we focus on an analysis of critical issues in supporting teacher educators conducting a self-study. As data, we have used the digital logbooks written by the participating teacher educators, the outcomes of the interviews we held at the end of the support process, and of a follow-up questionnaire answered by the participating teacher educators six months later. We have found seven issues critical to enhancing the chances of self-studies being beneficial to the practice of teacher education as well as to the further development of a knowledge base for teacher education. In addition, our study points to four themes for further attention and research. ?? 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1289
Number of pages10
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Issue number6
Early online date26 Dec 2009
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Professional development
  • Self-study research
  • Teacher educators


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