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ERIC Number: EJ786707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Examining the Practice of Beginning Teachers' Micropolitical Literacy within Professional Inquiry Communities
Curry, Marnie; Jaxon, Kim; Russell, Jennifer Lin; Callahan, Mary Alice; Bicais, Jeanette
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n3 p660-673 Apr 2008
This paper investigates beginning teachers collaboratively making sense of and responding to the micropolitical environments of their schools. Drawing on a qualitative multi-case study conducted within the context of a university-sponsored, inquiry-based induction program, this research employs a community of practice frame to examine how novice teachers came to practice "micropolitical literacy." The paper identifies four dimensions of micropolitical discourse that surfaced in the situated setting of the inquiry groups. The analysis further illustrates how beginning teachers, while participating in inquiry groups, coconstructed understandings of the organizational structures and professional cultures of their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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