ERIC Number: ED454171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Teaching Selves: Identity, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education.
This book proposes a pedagogy for teachers' identity development, describing qualities that must characterize their teaching in order for the students they encounter to become something other than students. It explains how pedagogy in teacher education programs can promote identity development, and it argues that becoming a teacher is not a matter of simply adopting a role, but rather involves the construction of an identity as a teacher. Focusing on identity, the book tells the stories of six undergraduate students enrolled in a secondary teacher education program at a large state university. Through a qualitative study made up of interviews, observations, and teaching experiences with the subjects over 3 years, the book explains the process of becoming a teacher, concentrating on the influences of education courses and other features of the teacher education program. The seven chapters are: (1) "Identity and Pedagogy"; (2) "Aspiring Teachers"; (3) "Seeing Themselves as Teachers"; (4) "Selves at the Boundaries"; (5) "Practicing Teachers"; (6) "A Pedagogy for Identity Development"; and (7) "Teaching Selves." (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teachers
State University of New York Press (SUNY), 90 State Street, Suite 700, Albany, NY 12207 ($19.95). Web site: http://www.sunypress.edu.
Publication Type: Books
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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