ERIC Number: ED469369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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A Classroom of Her Own: How New Teachers Develop Instructional, Professional, and Cultural Competence.
Cattani, Dana Haight
This book, a commentary on becoming a teacher, presents a set of essays based on observations of a group of young, white, middle class female teachers learning what it means to be alone at the head of the classroom. It presents a textured picture of the development of competence. The picture is organized around the complications of ordinary life in a classroom for these new teachers. They have had little experience with exercising authority and are not sure how to do it. They have to learn how to act as teachers--how to speak, dress, think, manage themselves and their classrooms, confront emotions, deal with parents and administrators, and react to a role and to situations that are different in important ways from what they expected and from what their experience had been. Nine chapters focus on: (1) "Gender, Age, and Teacher Induction"; (2) "Stephanie: The Paradox of Authority"; (3) "Helen: Professional Identity"; (4) "Paula: School Culture"; (5) "Beth: School Administration"; (6) "Karen: Professional Judgment"; (7) "Julie: Affirmation and Attainment"; (8) "Unpredictable Outcomes: Race, Ethnicity, and Class"; and (9) "Classrooms of Their Own." (Contains 85 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Diversity (Student), Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Females, Moral Values, Principals, Racial Differences, School Culture, Sex Differences, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Women Faculty
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