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ERIC Number: ED470673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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"Who Am I Becoming?" Identity Development in Becoming a Teacher-Researcher.
Girod, Mark; Pardales, Michael
This study examined the evolution of teachers' professional identity as they engaged in the process of becoming teacher researchers. Fifty-four inservice teachers in a master's degree program in educational technology took courses across two consecutive summers and completed an action research project. Data are drawn from e-mail conversations, online chat sessions, video conferencing sessions, and semistructured interviews. The focus is on three of these students whose stories are the most revealing in terms of professional identity development. Two were new teachers, one of whom came to teaching after a career in the military, and the other was a 22-year veteran of teaching. The process of learning to conduct teacher research and the process of taking on an identity as a teacher-researcher caused each teacher to reflect on his or her goals and values. Teachers developed new perceptions of themselves and made productive conclusions about their own work. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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