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ERIC Number: ED524184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 262
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-3831-6
Telling the Future: Narrating Urban Teaching Identities
Lee, Marini Calette
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University
This dissertation is a qualitative narrative study of preservice teachers' construction of urban teaching identities. While studies of urban teacher preparation highlight the need for teacher education programs to foster certain requisite knowledge, dispositions, attitudes, beliefs and skills, more studies are required to illuminate ways in which this need can be operationalized successfully. Based upon sociolinguistic theories of identity construction in which identifying is defined as oral and written storytelling, this study investigated the construction of urban teaching identities primarily narrated by preservice teacher candidates and assisted by a teacher educator/researcher within the specific context of the teacher candidates' experiences lead-teaching in the latter half of a nine-month urban student teaching internship. Utilizing narrative analyses to produce case studies, this study illuminates the ways in which a narrative writing and exchange process supported teacher candidates' reflection, analysis and integration of urban focused-teacher education experiences and knowledge into an urban teaching identity. This dissertation seeks to contribute to educational research concerned with the use of identity and narratives as analytic lenses by revealing the possibilities of utilizing both as generative tools within urban teacher preparation specifically. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States