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ERIC Number: EJ1120058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
The Temporal Dimension as a Dialogical Resource for Teachers' Professional Development and Fulfillment
Legrottaglie, Sandra; Ligorio, Maria Beatrice
Teacher Development, v21 n1 p57-80 2017
This article presents the findings of a qualitative interview study of professional identity of 38 Italian teachers close to retirement. Through a dialogical analysis of the interviews, the authors trace the trajectory of the teachers' voices along a temporal axis, to retrieve the history of the voices and the connections to a specific period of the teachers' careers. In particular, the authors focus on how the interviewees dealt with problems and dilemmas in their professional lives and solved their feelings of professional inadequacy. This study highlights the importance of the time dimension in relation to teacher professionalism, in particular with regard to identity resources to overcome critical moments in their careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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