ERIC Number: EJ697938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
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Being and Becoming a Mentor: School-Based Teacher Educators and Teacher Educator Identity
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v21 n2 p143-155 Feb 2005
Drawing on Gee's (Social linguistics and literacies: ideology in discourses, RoutledgeFalmer, New York, 1996) categories of ''ways'' to view identity, a case study is constructed of a secondary school teacher's struggle to move beyond her identity as a teacher to assume a mentor's identity in her year-long work with two English-teaching interns. Data of various kinds were gathered: from the interns, weekly e-mails and a paired peer interview, and from the teacher, interview, a peer interview, a mentoring log, and transcripts of a mentoring seminar. Based on these data, the author argues for the importance of attending to identity in teacher education and mentoring and describes conditions that would facilitate mentor identity formation.
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