Drawing on data collected from six first-year teachers from the same California university teacher education program, the article examines how multiple components of a teacher's professional identity mediate one another as each becomes intertwined within (and organized around) the teacher's understandings of teaching, teacher practices, and career plans. [...] a word about research: I believe teacher identity as analytical frame, and the ecological research models that surround it, offer promise for others interested in investigating the situated, ever-changing ways in which teachers are forever "becoming."
Brad Olsen Teacher Education Quarterly, Summer 2008 How Reasons for Entry into the Profession Illuminate Teacher Identity Development By Brad Olsen That which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered stars into space…. Yet if in your thought you must measure tim
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