ERIC Number: EJ863280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Repurposing My Professional Practice: Learning from My Students over Time and Place
Clift, Renee T.
Studying Teacher Education, v5 n2 p129-141 Nov 2009
This article, written in narrative form, represents a data-based analysis of what I have learned about myself as a teacher of prospective teachers and as a teacher education researcher from Fall 2000 through Fall 2008 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The data for this analysis consist of three related data sets: notes on 13 people who graduated from an English teacher preparation program in Spring 2002, notes on the research team that collected data on the graduates and who participated in the early stages of analysis, and notes on my current teaching. I argue that it is impossible and undesirable to segment my professional practice into discrete components. I also argue that is simplistic and unrealistic to locate students' learning in one event or one factor. A longitudinal, qualitative design has provided me with insight into the development of my former students' practices and career paths and also into the challenges and complexities of maintaining connections through the medium of research.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Teacher Education, English Teachers, English Instruction, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Interprofessional Relationship, Professional Development, Teacher Researchers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Computer Mediated Communication, Self Concept, Time Management, Reflective Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois