ERIC Number: EJ850257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Looking for Daisy: Constructing Teacher Identities
Ritchie, Stephen M.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n3 p595-599 Sep 2009
Research on teacher identities is both important and increasing. In this forum contribution I re-interpret assertions about an African American science teacher's identities in terms of Jonathon Turner's ("2002") constructs of role identity and sub-identity. I contest the notion of renegotiation of identities, suggesting that particular role identities can be brought to the foreground and then backgrounded depending on the situation and the need to confirm a sub-identity. Finally, I recommend the inclusion of teachers' voices in identity research through greater use of co-authoring roles for teachers.
Descriptors: Science Teachers, African American Teachers, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Teacher Role
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