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ERIC Number: EJ1050016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
"They Kicked Him Out": Teachers' Student Stories as Counterstories
Downey, C. Aiden
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n1 p1-18 Mar 2015
This article focuses on teachers' identity construction in the context of a "failing" inner-city high school. Framing teachers' student stories as narrative resources for solving both the practical and identity problems that confront them in an underresourced, inner-city school, the article argues that these stories can serve as counterstories that refute larger narratives that implicate their identities as teachers. The article offers new avenues for understanding the interrelationships between teachers' stories, work, and identity construction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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