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Looking for Daisy: Constructing teacher identities

Ritchie, S.M. (2009) Looking for Daisy: Constructing teacher identities. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 4 (3). pp. 595-599.

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Research on teacher identities is both important and increasing. In this forum contribution I re-interpret assertions about an African American science teacher’s identities in terms of Jonathon Turner’s (2002) constructs of role identity and sub-identity. I contest the notion of renegotiation of identities, suggesting that particular role identities can be brought to the foreground and then backgrounded depending on the situation and the need to confirm a sub-identity. Finally, I recommend the inclusion of teachers’ voices in identity research through greater use of co-authoring roles for teachers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
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