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The initial goal of this research project was to redesign a learning theory course as transitional space. The research then evolved into an analysis of how unresolved conflict from younger learning selves influence graduate preservice teachers' acquisition of teacher identity. Two case study illustrations of preservice teachers resulted from this work. These illustrations demonstrate how transitional space is troubled space and the unevenness of teacher development.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
The authors initially were concerned with the climate in their teacher education program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) preservice teachers. The authors interviewed five lesbian and bisexual preservice teachers and then created a focus group that met monthly over a period of two years. The authors use queer theory and autoethnography to explore what queer research in teacher education could look like, and how research with queer subjects by queer subjects can inform teacher education practices. The authors' focus is not the identities of the participants, but how, through work with queer preservice teachers, the authors' identities as researchers and teachers were queered.
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011
Masks as Self-study. Challenging and Sustaining Teachers’ Personal and Professional Personae in Early–mid Career Life Phases
The article illuminates three early–mid career teachers’ self-study inquiries, focusing on mask work. Through mask inquiries, the teachers constructed, deconstructed and disclosed to themselves narratives of personal/professional identity. Subsequent improvisation with their masks is shown to engage teachers emotionally with tensions and dissonances within and between their various personae and personal, professional and political contexts at each of their respective career life phases.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
The current research focuses on Estonian university students' emerging teacher identity and their interest in becoming teachers. Five hundred and sixty-five first, third and fifth year students participated in the survey. The results suggest that pedagogical reasons for entering teacher education and clear motives for studying are significant indicators of teacher potential.The article elaborates the pedagogical reasons for entering teacher education or the teaching profession and the wish to function as a change agent in the society.
Updated: Aug. 01, 2010