Telling Stories in Book Clubs: Women Teachers and Professional Development / Edition 1

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Overview

Telling Stories in Book Clubs examines questions in the intersections of narrative, teaching, communities of learning, knowledge, women teachers and teacher development. Stories constitute the heart of this book and the glue that holds the pieces together. This book explores the ways women educators understand and make sense of their lives and develop their personal practical knowledge of teaching through narrative texts and experiences in informal learning groups. Exploring possibilities for reconfiguring conceptions of professional teacher knowledge and development, this book demonstrates how drawing from existing tacit teacher knowledge, the women teachers co-construct new "ways of knowing" and practices that account for the complex interplay of multiple forces impacting their personal and professional lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387339269
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Acknowledgments.- Women Reading, Teaching and Learning.- The Study: Re-plotting the Stories of Teacher Development.- Analyzing and Re-presenting the Data.- The Teachers in the Book Clubs.- Book Clubs: Establishing Processes and Prools.- New Beginnings and Telling Stories.- Lessons of Learning and Teaching.- "Lead Kindly Light": Teachers Learning and Leading Together.- "Crossing Borders": Stories of Teaching. Gender and Identity.- The Telling Stories of Teacher Book Clubs.- References.- Index.

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