ERIC Number: EJ938501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Not a One-Shot Deal: Generative Professional Development among Experienced Teachers
Flint, Amy Seely; Zisook, Karla; Fisher, Teresa R.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n8 p1163-1169 Nov 2011
This study examines two experienced teachers' transformations and sense of agency as they implemented a writer's workshop curriculum with multi-lingual third grade students. Multiple lines of inquiry guide the study including "communities of practice" (Lave & Wenger, 1991), "teacher identities in figured worlds" (Holland, Lachicotte, Skinner, & Cain, 1998), and the "ethic of care" (Noddings, 1984/2003). A constant comparative method was used to analyze classroom observation notes, interviews and debriefing sessions (Glaser & Strauss, 1967). Findings indicate that teachers transformed their pedagogical practices around writing, and at the same time reconsidered what it may mean to become renewed professionals.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Grounded Theory, Class Activities, Writing Workshops, Grade 3, Teaching Methods, Experienced Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, Multilingualism, Professional Identity, Caring, Elementary School Teachers, Writing Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Interviews, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 3; Postsecondary Education
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