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ERIC Number: EJ943042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Teacher Dispositions and Religious Identity in the Public School: Two Case Studies
Nelson, Jason
Journal of Negro Education, v79 n3 p335-353 Sum 2010
How do teachers reconcile their religious identity with their teacher identity in diverse settings? Two case studies of K-8 teachers, drawn from the same religious community and teaching at the same school, are used to examine teacher dispositions and how they integrate religious dispositions with their life and work as teachers. This article examines that integration both in global terms, in their approach to their career and life choices and formative experiences, developing their religions identity and their identity as teachers, as well as in their day-to-day pedagogy, their choice of curricula and materials, and how they shape and manage relationships, community and the conversational space of their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A