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ERIC Number: EJ930644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 109
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Embedded, Emboldened, and (Net)Working for Change: Support-Seeking and Teacher Agency in Urban, High-Needs Schools
Anderson, Lauren
Harvard Educational Review, v80 n4 p541-573 Win 2010
In this article, Lauren Anderson takes an inductive approach to the study of teacher agency, specifically considering who supports teachers, and how, in their efforts to advance equity in urban, high-needs schools. Drawing from a larger research project, Anderson focuses on a multiyear case study of one early-career teacher and incorporates social network and ethnographic methods to investigate relationships among the teacher's support network, her participation in school change efforts, and her career decision making. In doing so, Anderson addresses the potential for network diversity, particularly the presence of supportive school-based and beyond-school ties, to serve as resources for school change, teacher retention, and the construction of school-community social capital. (Contains 9 notes and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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