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ERIC Number: EJ920327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1389-2843
On Identity, Diversity, and Educational Change
Skerrett, Allison
Journal of Educational Change, v12 n2 p211-220 May 2011
In this article, I discuss two areas of Andy Hargreaves' scholarship, teachers' identity and biography and the three periods of educational change spanning the 1960s to 1990s, that have influenced my work as a teacher educator and researcher. I describe research projects, including self-studies, in which I have examined the influence of teachers' identities and biographies on their beliefs and practices of responding to student diversity. I also explore how the topic of teachers' identity and biography are integrated into the courses I teach. Additionally, I describe how I have related the three periods of educational change--a period of optimism and innovation, a period of complexity and contradiction, and a period of marketization and standardization, along with the monocultural restoration--to corresponding policies and practices of responding to student diversity in the US and Ontario, Canada. Finally, I discuss a current project in which Andy and I are exploring core issues related to educational leadership and diversity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States