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ERIC Number: EJ794700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teachers' Emotions in the Reconstruction of Professional Self-Understanding
Darby, Alexa
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n5 p1160-1172 Jul 2008
This research study explores teachers' specific emotions and the reconstruction of teachers' professional self-understanding during a comprehensive school reform initiative. Through interviews and archival material, this study seeks to examine teachers' specific emotions during critical incidents that occurred during the period of reform and to explore the reconstruction of their professional self-understanding. The findings illustrate that the teachers experienced fear and intimidation when their professional self-understandings were challenged. However, with the support of a literacy coach and university faculty they reconstructed these self-understandings, leading to improvements in student achievement and their own instructional practices. These positive changes led to emotions of pride and excitement. The study provides recommendations for state and local school administrators and highlights implications for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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