ERIC Number: EJ779176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
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"Every Experience Is a Moving Force": Identity and Growth through Mentoring
Johnson, Kimberly A.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v19 n8 p787-800 Nov 2003
This narrative of the experience of a native English speaking (NES) cooperating teacher working with a nonnative English speaking (NNES) student teacher in an MA Teaching English as a Second Language practicum begins with a discussion of teacher identity, then outlines the significance of caring in teacher-student relations Noddings (Caring: A feminine approach to ethics and moral education, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1984) and personal values and beliefs within those relations Johnston (Values in English Language Teaching, Lawrence Erlbaum, Malwah, NJ, 2002). These then frame an understanding of three critical incidents Tripp (Qual. Stud. Educ. 7(1) (1994) 65), and the emergent themes of language expertise, cultural ways of knowing and doing, and conflicting religious beliefs. It concludes with a discussion of the value of writing and sharing teacher narratives for professional development.
Descriptors: Moral Values, Student Teachers, Language Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Ethics, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Masters Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship, Cultural Awareness, Mentors, Professional Development, Personal Narratives, Religious Factors
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