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ERIC Number: EJ793784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Elementary Teachers: Forming Political Identities as Social Agents
Sirna, Karen
Teacher Education and Practice, v19 n2 p203-217 Spr 2006
This article examines tensions that elementary teachers negotiate in struggling to recognize themselves as having political identities as critical educators capable of influencing social change in education. Drawing from a 6-month collective case study with four female elementary teachers, the article discusses the research finding that teachers do not recognize themselves as agents of social change. Using data as support, the article presents and speculates on the ways that tensions in language and perceptions may influence the teachers' lack of identification with working from a social justice perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A