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ERIC Number: EJ1094777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
I Thought to Myself: "What a Long Way I've Come" … : Teacher Writing for Professional Learning
Aharonian, Nikki
Teacher Development, v20 n2 p213-228 2016
As governments the world over continue to advocate the importance of teacher professional learning, researchers and practitioners continue to explore ways to enact that learning in meaningful ways. The value of narrative for teacher education has been widely discussed and several studies show that learning is significant when teacher-writers engage in written dialogue. This article is a critical, narrative-based account of the professional learning of Orly, an Israeli teacher. Written reflection and narrative play a crucial mediating role in her learning. This practitioner inquiry explores narrative writing as a means of learning, empowerment and professional renewal for Israeli educators. The author presents multiple ways in which language from a professional learning context can connect with classroom practice and discusses the dialogical nature of this kind of learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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