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Using narrative inquiry, the researcher examined how five public preschool teachers’ understand and negotiate their professional identities within the context of a major metropolitan school district. Based on the premise that identities are socially constructed, individually understood, and negotiated within social spaces, the researcher examined participants’ lived stories through the three dimensions of space: backward/ forwards, inward/outward, and situated in place (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000). These three dimensions provided insight into how participants have come to understand their professional identities throughout their life experiences and how they choose to author their identities in response to multiple constructs of what is professional. Findings from this narrative inquiry suggest that participants draw from their personal histories to understand the significance of relationships and knowledge to their professional work. Findings also suggest that how participants understood relationships and knowledge were often competing with the constructs promoted by the district through dominant discourses. As a response, participants enacted their own understandings of their professional identities by asserting acts of agency within their classrooms and within social spaces.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2013
May 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
244
Pages
PUBLISHER
BiblioLife
SELLER
Creative Media, LLC
SIZE
20.9
MB