In this paper, we share the results of a self - study of our experience as university supervisors in a study abroad program for U.S. pre - service teachers. We share the shifts in our thinking that occurred as a result of our daily conversations about our work as teacher educators. Our reflections led us to new understandings of the nuances of field experiences, our constructions of pre - service teachers in the field, and the necessity of personal and professional renewal for faculty, not only as critical friends, but as peer relief.
Autoethnography, Study Abroad, Supervision, Teacher Education
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Schneider, J. J., & Parker, A. K. (2013). Conversations in a Pub: Positioning the Critical Friend as “Peer Relief” in the Supervision of a Teacher Educator Study Abroad Experience. The Qualitative Report, 18(16), 1-14. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol18/iss16/2