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ERIC Number: EJ1146104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
"I Practice Teaching": Transforming Our Professional Identities as Literacy Teachers through Action Research
Schutz, Kristine M.; Hoffman, James V.
Reading Teacher, v71 n1 p7-12 Jul-Aug 2017
The authors argue for the importance of practice in the professional lives of literacy teachers. Literacy practices and teaching practices are imbued with intentionality, context (temporal, social, political, and cultural), perspective, and outcomes. The goal of this article is to open a dialogue that could begin to normalize a theory of practice and practitioner research as central to the professional identity of teachers. The authors suggest that this professional identity is not something that can be given to teachers; rather, teachers must claim it through their practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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