Peter Mesker

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Function: Researcher, PhD candidate
Research Group: Normative Professionalization


Telephone: (0031) 88 481 93 11

Peter Mesker, MA (1969), is a research fellow at Research Group Normative Professionalization since September 2013. He is doing doctoral research at Utrecht University where he explores how the interruption of an international teaching internship affects newly qualified teacher's personal interpretative framework, including their professional self-understanding. The context of this two year case-study is the transition from student to teacher.

  • September 2013 – present:  Research fellow at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Research Centre for Education, Research Group Normative Professionalization.
  • September 2013 – present:  PhD candidate, University Utrecht, research The development of teacher identity during and after a stay abroad.  Supervisors: Prof. Dr. C. Bakker (University Utrecht), Dr. H. Wassink (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht), Dr. S. Akkerman (University Utrecht).
  • September 2013 – present:  Senior lecturer (history department, teacher training) at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.
  • November 2008 – August 2013: Manager of Education (English department, teacher training). Lecturer minor American Studies at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.
  • Augustus 2002 – October 2008: Programme manager Amsterdam Master’s in Medical Anthropology at University of Amsterdam.
  • August 1997 – July 2002: History teacher and study counsellor at Melanchthon College, Rotterdam.
  • January 1996 – December 1997:  Researcher at Veluws Museum, Harderwijk.

Normative Professionalization

Moral Dimension Of Teachers’ Professional Development

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