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ERIC Number: EJ1000791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Coming to Know in the "Eye of the Storm": A Beginning Teacher's Introduction to Different Versions of Teacher Community
Craig, Cheryl J.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v29 p25-38 Jan 2013
Through the metaphor, "learning to teach in the 'eye of the storm'", a beginning teacher's experiences of teaching in one of America's diverse urban campuses become known. Three themes of global significance emerge: (1) the similarities and differences between professional learning communities and knowledge communities; (2) the morphing of "the eye of the storm" into "a perfect storm"; and (3) the connections between shifting teacher identities and shifting school landscapes. The narrative inquiry foreshadows how the teacher's "story to live by" became "a story to leave by" as she worked in a urban school district riddled with massive change. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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