ERIC Number: EJ1048584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
"Here There Is Order, Full Stop!"--Radical Reflexivity and Teachers' Migrations from the Orders of Education toward the (Dis)Orders of (Self-)Relations
Keck, Charles S.
Teacher Development, v19 n1 p22-39 2015
This article derives from a case study involving in-depth interviews of 20 Mexican and Spanish teachers. Testimonies are analysed from teachers engaged in a training programme for "radical reflexivity" known as Seekers After Truth (SAT). This training is informed by theory and practices from the psychotherapeutic and spiritual traditions. Evidence discussed in this article focuses on participating teachers' positionings within the orders of education, understood as the means through which they organize and orchestrate teaching and learning. The article presents shifts occurring in their teaching practice and frames a discussion of these within Giddens' analysis of modernity's simultaneous drive toward "abstract systems" and "pure" relations. It is argued that the SAT's training in "radical reflexivity", which focuses exclusively on the "personal" rather than the "professional", effectively catalyses migrations in teacher identity, agency and relations. These migrations challenge and compensate for the institutional and individual abstractions that are often experienced as problematic both for teaching and for learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Interviews, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Psychotherapy, Spiritual Development, Educational Attitudes, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Education, Hermeneutics, World Views
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Spain