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ERIC Number: EJ945102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Border Work: Teachers' Expressions of Their Literacy-Related Professional Development Needs in a First Nations School
Heydon, Rachel; Stooke, Rosamund
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n1 p11-20 Jan 2012
This paper reports on a case study of teachers' expressions of their literacy-related professional development needs in a First Nations school located in Ontario, Canada. The paper construes the work of the teachers as "border work" and argues that their literacy teaching work was complex and tied to an ongoing legacy of colonialism. Four interrelated themes are discussed. The paper recommends improving compensation and job security for educators in First Nations schools and supporting them to see themselves as knowledgeable professionals who can entertain sophisticated notions of literacy that consider its relationship to situation including culture. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada