Classroom of Her Own : How New Teachers Develop Instructional, Professional, and Cultural Competence / Edition 1

Classroom of Her Own : How New Teachers Develop Instructional, Professional, and Cultural Competence / Edition 1

by Dana Cattani
     
 

This practical and insightful resource on teacher preparation, induction, and retention observes six young, white, female teachers on the job as they develop confidence and competence in instructional, professional, and cultural realms.

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This practical and insightful resource on teacher preparation, induction, and retention observes six young, white, female teachers on the job as they develop confidence and competence in instructional, professional, and cultural realms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761945703
Publisher:
Corwin Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
One-Off Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Dana Haight Cattani, a writer and researcher, holds a doctorate in curricu­lum and teacher education from Stanford University. She studies teacher education and induction, school/university collaboration, and the sociol­ogy of education. She has conducted qualitative evaluation of school reform and has been a university and school site supervisor of beginning teachers. A former elementary and high school English teacher, Dr. Cattani was a fellow and teacher consultant with the California Writing Project, where she published and presented classroom research. Currently, she is active in school governance and as a classroom volunteer in her local public schools.The mother of three, she lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her e-mail address is dana_cattani@stanfordalumni.org.

Table of Contents

Sidebar Directory
Foreword - James G. March
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Gender, Age, and Teacher Induction
Young Women Teachers
The Mantle of Teacher
The Study
2. Stephanie: The Paradox of Authority
Authority With Colleagues
Authority With Parents
Authority With Students
Conclusion
3. Helen: Professional Identity
Presentation of Self
Presentation of the Classroom
Presentation of Emotions
Professional and Personal
Conclusion
4. Paula: School Culture
The School Environment
Assignments
Isolation and Connection
Conclusion
5. Beth: School Administration
Committee Work
Supervision and Evaluation
Principals
Conclusion
6. Karen: Professional Judgement
Moral Dilemmas in Teaching
Conclusion
7. Julie: Affirmation and Attainment
A Case Study of Homogeneity
Conclusion
8. Unpredictable Outcomes: Race, Ethnicity, and Class
The Diversity Divide
Conclusion
9. Classrooms of Their Own
Instructional Competence
Professional Competence
Cultural Competence
Practical Considerations
References
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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