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"I felt like the enemy and the savior all at once": English teacher identity in a methods course wiki

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dc.contributor.author Jewett, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-05T17:54:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-05T17:54:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/20832
dc.description.abstract This study explores the identity constructions of two cohorts of preservice teachers enrolled in English methods courses during a semester of field experience. This research employs a qualitative methodology and documents the nature of participant’s responses posted to online wiki forum. Data sources include archived electronic interactions and course assignments such as reflective journals. Constant-comparative method as described by Creswell (2007), content analysis as described by Marshall & Rossman (2006), and Gee’s (2003) notion of affinity identity are used to examine the discourses and ideologies of methods students as they construct notions of English teacher identity. Study findings indicate a focus on the social practices of the domain of teaching secondary English and an absence of English Language Arts pedagogy and content, suggesting that developing teachers perceive the identity of an English teacher as a solitary, selfless giver who is responsible for nearly every aspect of classroom experience and interaction. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject English Education; Teacher Identity; English Methods; Secondary Education; Teacher Development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh High school teachers -- Attitudes -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh English teachers -- Attitudes -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh English teachers -- Training of -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh High school teachers -- Training of -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Student teachers -- Attitudes -- Case studies
dc.title "I felt like the enemy and the savior all at once": English teacher identity in a methods course wiki en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree English Education en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Division of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies en_US
dc.description.advisor Zancanella, Donald
dc.description.committee-member Pence, Lucrecia (Penny)
dc.description.committee-member Haniford, Laura
dc.description.committee-member Alsup, Janet


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