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ERIC Number: EJ942504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
The Interplay between Teachers' Biography and Work Context: Effects on Teacher Socialization
Skerrett, Allison
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v4 n1 p79-93 Win 2010
In this article, I use the process of self-reflection to examine how my biography influenced my teaching experiences in a particular school context. Drawing on these experiences and the work of scholars in this area, I contend that such self-knowledge is critical for teachers' successful socialization and retention in diverse schooling environments. I conclude by offering suggestions for reconstructing teachers' preparation and socialization to foster a stance of critical self-reflection on teaching and learning that includes reflecting on how biography shapes the teaching experience in given schooling contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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