ERIC Number: EJ905080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Performing Substitute Teaching
Bletzer, Keith V.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v42 n5 p403-421 Dec 2010
Formal education is both a right and an obligation bestowed on young people in most all nations of the world. Teachers (adults) and students (youth) form a co-present dyadic contract that must be maintained within the classroom. Substitute teachers fill a role in sustaining the integrity of this teacher-student link, whenever teachers are absent. This article describes one ethnographer's quest to use strategies from "performative ethnography" to better function as a substitute teacher and, more generally, to adapt techniques from auto-ethnography to find a purpose while "doing subbing" in public schools of a Borderlands county in the Southwest.
Descriptors: Ethnography, Integrity, Substitute Teachers, Youth, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Students, Public Schools
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