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ERIC Number: EJ876229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
"Relocating the Personal" to Engender Critically Reflective Practice in Pre-Service Literacy Teachers
Heydon, Rachel; Hibbert, Kathy
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n4 p796-804 May 2010
This case study mapped candidates' responses to a pre-service literacy course designed to relocate teacher candidates' literacy histories and beliefs from a personal to political frame with the intent of promoting critical reflection and complex understandings of literacy, teaching, and learning. As part of a broader qualitative case study including 71 participants over 8 months, this paper focuses on data gathered from 7 candidates. Through a modified constant comparative method, the analysis confirmed the effectiveness of certain conditions created in the course while pointing to a need for further attention to issues of power and the unconscious in learning to teach literacy. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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