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ERIC Number: EJ1026297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Between Continuity and Change: Identities and Narratives within Teacher Professional Development
Curwood, Jen Scott
Teaching Education, v25 n2 p156-183 2014
This year-long ethnographic case study examined high school teachers' participation in technology-focused professional development. By pairing a dialogical perspective on teacher identity with a micro-level analysis of narratives, findings indicate that teachers use language and other semiotic resources to express their own identity as well as to acknowledge, expand on, and counter others' identity claims. Moreover, technology integration may challenge teachers' established identities or threaten their authority in the classroom. This analysis suggests that teacher educators need to value teachers' established and emergent identities as well as create space for dialogic narratives in order to facilitate technology integration in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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