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ERIC Number: EJ1120397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Teacher Identity and Reform: Intersections within School Culture
Bower, Heather Ann; Parsons, Eileen R. Carlton
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v48 n5 p743-765 Dec 2016
In the era of school accountability, school reform programs aimed at shifting school culture are often implemented in an attempt to increase student achievement as measured by standardized test scores. This ethnographic case study was conducted in Hawk Elementary, a low-performing, high-poverty school. Quantitative and qualitative data collected were analyzed for the purposes of investigating the intersection among school culture, teacher identity, and this type of education reform. Three composite teacher identities in relation to reform emerged from the data: the Believer, the Hopeful, and the Opposer. The influence of each of these identities on school reform is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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