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ERIC Number: EJ938501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
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.
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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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Language: English
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