Teaching What They Learn, Learning What They Live: How Teachers' Personal Histories Shape Their Professional Development

Teaching What They Learn, Learning What They Live: How Teachers' Personal Histories Shape Their Professional Development

by Brad Olsen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515379

ISBN-13: 9781594515378

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Teaching What They Learn, Learning What They Live explores the multiple social, political, and epistemological domains that comprise learning-to-teach. Based on a study of eight beginning English teachers at four different university teacher preparation programs, this book examines how beginning teachers’ personal dispositions and conceptions combine

Overview

Teaching What They Learn, Learning What They Live explores the multiple social, political, and epistemological domains that comprise learning-to-teach. Based on a study of eight beginning English teachers at four different university teacher preparation programs, this book examines how beginning teachers’ personal dispositions and conceptions combine with their preparation programs’ professional knowledge and contexts to form their subsequent understandings of, and approaches toward, teaching.

Brad Olsen recasts teacher learning as a continuous, situated, identity process in which prior experiences produce deeply embedded ways of viewing the world that go on to organize current/future experience into meaning. Since experience shapes learning and everyone acquires different sets of experience, no individual teacher’s knowledge is exactly like another’s. Yet Olsen also shows that the process by which teachers construct professional knowledge is common: the what of teacher knowledge varies, but the how remains the same.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515378
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Ann Lieberman     v
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Teachers, Teaching, and Teacher Education     1
Theories of Knowing, Learning, and Teacher Knowledge     9
Liz: One Beginner Assembles a Teacher Self     31
Life Themes: Personal Experience as Influence on Knowledge Construction-Azar, Kimberly, William, and Liz     75
Conclusions and Implications for Practice and Research in Teacher Education     123
Studying Teacher Development-Research Methods and Methodology     141
References     163
Index     179
About the Author     187

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