ERIC Number: EJ1042180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Disciplining Professionals: A Feminist Discourse Analysis of Public Preschool Teachers
Sisson, Jamie Huff; Iverson, Susan V.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v15 n3 p217-230 2014
Educational reforms across the globe have had implications for the work of preschool teachers and thus their professional identities. This article draws on a feminist discourse lens to examine data collected from a recent narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of five public preschool teachers in the USA. This analysis identifies two discourses (the discourse of professionalism and the discourse of the caregiver), bringing to light the discursive tensions that existed within this context, and examines how dominate discourses construct a double bind that leaves preschool teachers with conflicting identities as they navigate professional expectations.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Feminism, Educational Change, Professional Identity, Academic Discourse, Child Caregivers, Discourse Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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