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ERIC Number: EJ1100592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
The Significance of Critical Incidents and Voice to Identity and Agency
Sisson, Jamie Huff
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v22 n6 p670-682 2016
Human agency is significant to the understanding of professional identities and actions. It is through human agency that individuals can become powerful in changing or authoring their own identities. Stemming from a larger narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of public preschool teachers, this paper draws on cultural models theory to explore identity, agency and professional practice through the lived stories of CeCe, an African-American public preschool teacher from the United States. Findings demonstrate the influence of CeCe's lived experiences to her developing sense of human agency and highlight the importance of critical incidents and voice to identity and human agency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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