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Ronfeldt, Matthew; Grossman, Pam – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Entering professional practice requires that novices construct identities that fit into that world; part of the role of professional education is to help novices craft these professional identities. During the transitional time represented by professional education, students negotiate their images of themselves as professionals with the images…
Descriptors: Clergy, Self Concept, Psychologists, Clinical Psychology
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Rodríguez-Mojica, Claudia; Briceño, Allison; Muñoz-Muñoz, Eduardo R. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
Mirroring the heterogeneity of Spanish-speaking bilingual teachers and students in the United States, the authors reflect on their diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds to interrogate what it means to be "linguistically qualified" to prepare bilingual teachers in the United States. Through critical collaborative autoethnographies,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Educators, Spanish Speaking, Cultural Differences
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Bah Fall, Madjiguene Salma – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2019
This article features personal narratives that condemn ideologies that work to render invisible the identities of translingual individuals. The author engages members of the language and literacy field, particularly teachers and researchers, in conversations that will not only denounce antiminoritized groups rhetoric but also counter prejudiced…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Language Teachers, Literacy Education
Hoffman-Kipp, Peter – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Teacher identity has been defined in different ways through different methodologies. In this paper, the author uses autobiographical information, based on his life as an urban teacher and teacher educator, to depict his journey, insights and experiences. In doing so, he synthesizes the personal, pedagogical, and political aspects of his identity…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Democracy, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
Merseth, Katherine K.; Sommer, Julia; Dickstein, Shari – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
This article explores the motives and evolving identities of one group of graduate students enrolled in a teacher education program at an Ivy League university, who made the choice to teach in urban classrooms. The authors examine the perspectives these candidates give to the process of learning to teach and how their identities are tempered,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Urban Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
Allen, Ricky Lee; Rossatto, Cesar Augusto – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2009
The authors examine the limitations of critical pedagogy, as commonly conceptualized in U.S. multicultural and social foundations fields. What the authors have concluded is that there is a definite need to re-invent critical pedagogy for its implementation in the more privileged spaces of U.S. teacher education programs. In order for critical…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Teacher Education Programs, Self Concept
Sexton, Dena M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Learning how to teach depends on the dynamic inter-relationships among many parts and people; however, research on learning how to teach has typically focused on confined aspects of teacher education (e.g., a specific methods course) over short periods of time (such as one semester). In response, Wideen, Mayer-Smith, and Moon (1998), in their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Holistic Approach, Learning Processes
Horn, Ilana S.; Nolen, Susan B.; Ward, Christopher; Campbell, Sara Sunshine – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2008
Recently, researchers and policymakers have begun to question the role of professional education in learning to teach. This inquiry reflects skepticism about the contributions of teacher education, which is, in turn, fueled by popular ideas about the work of teaching: teachers are born not made, or that "real" learning begins once novices arrive…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Educators, Social Environment