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Author Alsup, Janet.

Title Teacher identity discourses : negotiating personal and professional spaces / Janet Alsup
Published Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, ; Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, [2006]


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 W'PONDS  373.1102 Als/Tid  DUE 30-06-20
Description xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series NCTE-LEA research series in literacy and composition
NCTE-LEA research series in literacy and composition.
Contents 1. A teaching life : how and why this project came to be -- 2. What does it mean to be a secondary school teacher? -- 3. The struggle of subjectivities : narratives of tension -- 4. Memories and enactments : experiential narratives of teaching and learning -- 5. Denying the mind/body split : narratives about the embodiment of teacher identity -- 6. The influence of others : narratives about family and friends -- 7. Using discourse to create a teacher identity : borderland narratives -- 8. Teaching is ... an analysis of the metaphor -- 9. What do I believe? : statements of philosophy -- 10. To know thyself : final thoughts about teacher identity
Summary "In this book Janet Alsup reports and theorizes a multi-layered study of teacher identity development. The study, which followed six preservice 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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-215) and indexes
Subject High school teachers -- Training of
Teachers -- Professional relationships.
LC no. 2005040155
ISBN 0805856323 :
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