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ERIC Number: EJ1005999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
The Affordance of Blogging on Establishing Communities of Practice in a Pre-Service Elementary Teacher Education Program
Justice, Julie; Anderson, Janice; Nichols, Kathleen; Gorham, Jennifer Jones; Wall, Steve; Boyd, Ashley; Altheiser, Leah
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v21 n1 p49-88 Jan 2013
This study examines the affordances of blogging on establishing communities of practice within an elementary teacher education program. Building upon the previous work with in-service teachers of Luehmann (2008), we examined pre-service teacher participation in an online community of practice where pre-service teachers, over the course of their elementary education program. As pre-service teachers participated in the community over the course of the academic year, they discussed shared practice, developed meaning and through this community transformed their identity over time. An analysis of the data demonstrated tensions around epistemologies, community and identity development. By using this framework to analyze the data, the focus became on the tensions and opportunities for development of pre-service teachers progression from the legitimate peripheral participant to a fully engaged practitioner. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A