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ERIC Number: EJ1164059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Designing the Ideal School as a Transformative Process: An Approach to Promoting Teacher Identity in Pre-Service Teachers
Zur, Ayala; Ravid, Rachel
Teaching in Higher Education, v23 n1 p120-136 2018
This paper presents an approach to planning academic courses for pre-service teachers and for researching development of teacher identity. The approach was implemented in a course, conducted in an Israeli Master Teach program, designed to foster pre-service teacher identity transformation. The research described here addresses two questions: (1) To what extent does the approach contribute to the understanding of teacher identity formation? (2) Using this approach, how can pre-service teacher educators support teacher identity transformation? Using a metaphorical tool, students designed their "ideal school" at the beginning and at the end of the course. Identity transformation was evaluated by comparing their designs. Demonstration of this approach methodology is presented through an analysis of the designs of one female student. Findings highlight the potential of this approach to reveal and cope with obstacles inhibiting transformative learning: narrow, imbalanced, inconsistent, and shallow perspective; rigid patterns of thinking; and lack of emotional awareness.
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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: Israel
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