Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces / Edition 1

Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces / Edition 1

by Janet Alsup
ISBN-10:
0805858539
ISBN-13:
9780805858532
Pub. Date:
10/18/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces / Edition 1

In this book, Janet Alsup reports and theorizes a multi-layered study of teacher identity development. The study, which followed six pre-service English education students, was designed to investigate her hypothesis that forming (or failing to form) a professional identity is central in the process of becoming an effective teacher. This work addresses the intersection of various types of discourse within the process of professional identity development, emphasizes that the intersection of the personal and professional in teacher identity formation is more complex than is acknowledged in typical methods classes, and accents the need for teacher educators to take steps to facilitate such integration. Specific suggestions for methods courses are presented that teacher educators can use as is or adapt to their own contexts. Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces speaks eloquently to faculty, researchers, and graduate students across the field of teacher education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805858532
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Series: NCTE-Routledge Research Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: D.P. Britzman, Foreword. Preface. A Teaching Life: How and Why This Project Came to Be. What Does It Mean to Be a Secondary School Teacher? The Struggle of Subjectivities: Narratives of Tension. Memories and Enactments: Experiential Narratives of Teaching and Learning. Denying the Mind/Body Split: Narratives About the Embodiment of Teacher Indentity. The Influence of Others: Narratives About Family and Friends. Using Discourse to Create a Teacher Identity: Borderland Narratives. Teaching Is...An Analysis of the Metaphor. What Do I Believe? Statements of Philosophy. To Know Thyself: Final Thoughts About Teacher Identity. Appendices.

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