This article addresses the ways in which early career teacher educators can support each other as they enter the academic community. By utilizing technology as an instrument to engage in a cross-country critical friendship, the authors were able to engage in a dialogue that grew out of mutual interests and concerns. Through critical reflection, they were able to address the question: How can we, two early-career teacher educators, push ourselves and one another to more critically examine our teaching practices? In doing so, each “new educator” grew more confident in claiming one's voice as a sustainable critical friendship emerged.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The New Educator on 01-31-2012, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1547688X.2012.641879.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ryan_flessner/13/