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Easing into the Academy: Using Technology to Foster Cross-Institutional Critical Friendships
The New Educator
  • Ryan Flessner, Butler University
  • Julie Horwitz, Rhode Island College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1547688X.2012.641879
Abstract
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.
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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.

Citation Information
Ryan Flessner and Julie Horwitz. "Easing into the Academy: Using Technology to Foster Cross-Institutional Critical Friendships" The New Educator Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 86 - 103
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ryan_flessner/13/