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ERIC Number: EJ1048580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Theorizing Teacher Identity: Self-Narratives and Finding Place in an Audit Society
Bullough, Robert V., Jr.
Teacher Development, v19 n1 p79-96 2015
Noting the need for richer theories of identity and identity formation in education, the author describes aspects of D. P. McAdams' psychosocial constructivist framework enriched by select concepts drawn from Life Course research for conceptualizing and analyzing identity development within audit-driven societies and educational systems. Drawing on the language and concepts of the framework, the author illustrates some of its interpretative power by conducting a "close reading", a method drawn from literary theory, of portions of a head teacher's published self-narrative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States