Teacher education as a field has embraced the idea that clinically-based teacher education will better support teacher candidate learning and the learning of their future preK-12 students (AACTE, 2018; NCATE, 2010). Likewise, teacher education scholars have emphasized the importance of learning to teach well in clinical practice (Darling-Hammond, 2014). We five women teacher educators engaged in a collaborative self-study to investigate our different perspectives and our institution’s hope for mentoring and preparing new liaisons. Our collaborative self-study focused on the research question: What are the key factors that play a part in influencing the developmental trajectory of a liaison? Through a collaborative self-study of our clinical supervision work as university liaisons, we identified the importance of community toward developing agency as teacher educators. Our year-long self-study involved journaling about our liaison experiences and our developmental trajectory in becoming teacher educators across time and multiple contexts.
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Snow, Jennifer; Carter, Hannah; Dismuke, Sherry A.; Larson, Angel; and Shebley, Stefanie. (2020). "Scaffolding Development of Clinical Supervisors: Learning to be a Liaison". Journal of Educational Supervision, 3(1), 36-54. https://dx.doi.org/10.31045/jes.3.1.4