ERIC Number: EJ1022361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
The "Aporia" of Undecidability and the Responsibility of Teacher
Janzen, Melanie D.
Teaching Education, v24 n4 p381-394 2013
Theories of subjection, the discourses that both subject and constitute identity have been useful in illustrating the becoming of teacher as "always already" subjected to being teacher in particular ways, constituted by the circulating discursive norms. This paper draws on a qualitative research project to consider the fissures within subjection, considering what might provoke the subject to enact teacher differently than the subjective forces prescribe. Drawing on poststructuralism and psychoanalytic theory, this paper theorizes a significant moment within the research project to consider an "aporia" in which the teaching subject is faced with both undecidability as well as responsibility, thus contributing to the theorizing of teacher identity at the intersection of curriculum theory.
Descriptors: Teacher Responsibility, Qualitative Research, Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship, Curriculum
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