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ERIC Number: ED472628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 148
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4270-8
"Growing Up" Teaching: From Personal Knowledge to Professional Practice.
Schoonmaker, Frances
Focusing on personal knowledge and how it influences teacher development, this book follows one teacher, Kay, from her years of teacher preparation through her time as a seasoned veteran. Nine chapters focus on: (1) "Promise and Possibility" (e.g., teacher development as socialization and reflective teacher preparation); (2) "The Social Construction of Personal Knowledge" (e.g., Kay's personal knowledge and cross-cultural early recollections of school); (3) "Exploring Negative Personal Knowledge" (e.g., Kay's early negative recollection and agency in early negative recollections of school); (4) "The Persistence of Personal Knowledge" (e.g., conditions for reconstruction of knowledge and social control of classrooms and children); (5) "A Professional Community" (e.g., the Professional Development School Partnership and the internship); (6) "Revisiting the Barriers to Teaching" (Kay in action and past the preconceptions hurdle); (7) "A Constant and Consistent Dialectic" (e.g., getting past the control barrier and making reflection compatible with school life); (8) "Learning to Teach: A Continuous Reconstruction" (e.g., finding the right school and comparing influences on teacher development); and (9) "To Dwell in Possibility" (possibilities for Kay, teacher education, schools, and the future). (Contains 64 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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