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ERIC Number: ED453209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 22
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Going beneath the Surface: A Discourse-to-Voice-Centered Analysis of Teaching Philosophies.
Beauboeuf-Lafontant, Tamara M.
In this paper, the author maintains that there are two interrelated levels at which one can analyze data: the political and the psychological. By bringing together the language and concepts of critical theory and relational psychology, the author proposes a method of qualitative data analysis--a discourse-to- voice-centered method--which seeks to embed the psychological concept of voice in the sociopolitical concept of discourse. To illustrate the connections between discourse and voice, the author uses the method to analyze the discursive origins and pedagogical voices of four European American women who have been recognized for their teaching in an open-admissions university serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population. Findings suggest that these women see meaning in their work in part because they have encountered discourse during their graduate work that describes human abilities as malleable and recognizes the social power of individual agency. The paper concludes with recommendations for teacher education programs that want to help preservice educators see value in teaching against the grain. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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