Attending to Changing Landscapes: Shaping The Interwoven Identities of Teachers and Teacher Educators

May. 15, 2009

Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 37, Issue 2,
p. 141 - 154 (May 2009)

Teachers, in Canada and elsewhere, live and work on school landscapes being shifted by globalization, immigration, demographics, economic disparities and environmental changes. Within those landscapes teachers find themselves struggling to compose lives that allow them to live with respect and dignity in relation with children, youth and families. In places in Canada, increasing numbers of teachers are leaving after only a few years of teaching.

In this article, the authors take up questions about the stories teachers tell of their leaving. Furthermore, the authors examine what they can learn about their work as teacher educators from listening to, and inquiring into, teachers' stories.
Considering the inter-relatedness of their lives as teacher educators with teachers, the authors also inquire into their shifting landscapes as teacher educators.

The authors discuss possible spaces they might collaboratively shape with teachers, as they and the teachers attempt to sustain their stories to live by on these shifting landscapes.

Updated: Jun. 03, 2009