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ERIC Number: EJ876638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Tracing One Teacher Candidate's Discursive Identity Work
Haniford, Laura C.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n4 p987-996 May 2010
Drawing on the work of one teacher candidate, I demonstrate what can be learnt about the process of discursively constructing a teacher identity through the close study of written plans and portfolios. This teacher candidate positioned herself differently over time in relation to discourses from her teacher education programme about the importance of using detailed knowledge of students to guide planning and instruction. In the end, she downplayed specific information about students, arguing students' interests were "worthless." The findings have implications for the ways teacher educators work with teacher candidates around artefacts of practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A