Teacher education for social justice : mapping identity spaces

BOYLAN, Mark and WOOLSEY, Ian (2015). Teacher education for social justice : mapping identity spaces. Teaching and teacher education, 46, 62-71.

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Teacher education requires an account of the complex ways that beginning teachers negotiate their relationships to social justice. A determinate view of identity successfully describes relationships to relatively stable social justice positions. This supports the adoption of pedagogies of discomfort and inquiry. However, socio-cultural accounts of identity emphasise indeterminate aspects of identity. The concept of striated and smooth identity space is proposed and illustrated by analysing the responses of four beginning mathematics teachers to the experience of a discomforting and inquiry based pedagogy. This challenges teacher educators to extend their pedagogies to embrace additional principles of respect and compassion.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.tate.2014.10.007
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 09:20
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 16:22
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8943

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