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ERIC Number: EJ769462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
"Where Are the Children?" Personal Integrity and Reflective Teaching Portfolios
Berrill, Deborah P.; Whalen, Catherine
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v23 n6 p868-884 Aug 2007
This study chronicles a 2-year school wide portfolio initiative in a British elementary school, teacher resistance to the initiative, and factors that contributed to acceptance of the portfolio initiative. Critical components to teacher engagement in this context included teacher ownership of the process and product, a child-centred focus to the portfolio, and opportunity to include belief statements and entries "of felt importance". The reflective teaching portfolio is discussed as a cultural tool of mediation and a vehicle for providing programmatic reflection wherein teacher integrity can be demonstrated through alignment of beliefs and teaching practice over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United Kingdom