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Reflects some of the major transition points in becoming a teacher and focuses explicitly on how issues of self and identity bear on these different points.
The Role of Self in Teacher Development explores some of the major transition points in becoming a teacher and focuses explicitly on how issues of self and identity bear on these different points. The contributors examine not only pre-service teachers, but also the first years of teaching, the characteristics of the master teacher, and the processes of reexamining and affirming one's identity as a teacher. A recurrent theme throughout the book is the importance of balancing the personal development of teachers with their professional development.
By recognizing and addressing the instrumental role of "self" in teacher development, this book provides a set of excellent road signs and maps for the journey to becoming a teacher who facilitates the growth, development, and education of his or her students.
Contributors include Karen J. Agne, Gary D. Borich, Thomas M. Brinthaupt, Don Hamachek, Richard P. Lipka, S. Vianne McLean, Paul G. Schempp, Andrew C. Sparkes, Thomas J. Templin, Les Tickle, Linda F. Tusin, Stanley J. Zehm.
Richard P. Lipka is Professor and Director of the Center for Educational Services, Evaluation, and Research at Pittsburg State University and Thomas M. Brinthaupt is Associate Professor of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University. They are coeditors of The Self, Self-Perspectives Across the Life Span, and Changing the Self, also published by SUNY Press.
Table of Contents
Introduction Balancing the Personal and Professional Development of Teachers
Richard P. Lipka and Thomas M. Brinthaupt
Part I: Selecting Teaching as a Career
1. Deciding to Teach
Linda F. Tusin
2. Deciding to Teach: Implications of a Self-Development Perspective
Stanley J. Zehm
Part II: Becoming a Teacher: Preservice Education
3. Becoming a Teacher: The Person in the Process
S. Vianne McLean
4. Dimensions of Self That Influence Effective Teaching
Gary D. Borich
PART III: The First Years of Teaching
5. Teacher Self-Appraisal and Appraisal of Self
6. Identity and Induction: Establishing the Self in the First Years of Teaching
Paul G. Schempp, Andrew C. Sparkes, Thomas J. Templin
Part IV: Reexamining and Affirming: The Master Teachers
7. Caring: The Way of the Master Teacher
Karen J. Agne
8. Effective Teachers: What They Do, How They Do It, and the Importance of Self-Knowledge
Epilogue How Can the Balance between the Personal and the Professional Be Achieved?