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ERIC Number: EJ833559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Learning to Teach
Childers, Shelly
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n2 p163-182 Spr 2007
New teachers, who are attempting to transition from the role of learner to that of teacher, have to overcome so many aspects of common sense that creating knowledge through reflection seems overwhelming. One way to understand common sense and its hold over us is to view it in relation to another perspective. As such, this study used poetic portraiture and focused on new teachers who were learning to teach. As a researcher, when I consider the new teachers whom I have known, I envision a gallery of portraits. Much like that in a museum, each portrait is showcased to be viewed alone, for composition and aesthetic qualities, and in a grouping by artist, topic, or design; yet, each portrait is unique, portraying an individual's strength, frailty, passion, or fear. Poetic portraiture uses inquiry research to generate and confirm the validity of the linguistic portraits created. Built into the design of this study was a desire to accurately depict new teachers as they learn to teach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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