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ERIC Number: EJ1151917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Exploring Evolving Role(s) of Literacy in Secondary Preservice Teachers' Work: A Comparative Case Study
Hsieh, Betina
Literacy Research and Instruction, v56 n4 p342-361 2017
While literacy courses are common in preservice teacher education programs, many secondary teacher candidates struggle to the see the relevance of literacy to their professional work. By exploring literacy in relation to personal, professional, and disciplinary identities, teacher candidates may better be able to embrace literacy integration as an important part of their larger professional work. This study examines how two teachers, Emma (art) and Lisa (physical education/dance), evolve in their understanding and implementation of literacy during a one-semester secondary literacy course. Given opportunities to engage with literacy through reflection on their personal experiences and within discipline-rich professional contexts through lesson planning, these two teachers demonstrate subtle but important shifts in both literacy use and perspective toward the role of literacy in their future professional practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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