The Resource Constructing a teacher-leader identity : a narrative inquiry of elementary school teachers, by Evelyn Cortez-Ford

Constructing a teacher-leader identity : a narrative inquiry of elementary school teachers, by Evelyn Cortez-Ford

Label
Constructing a teacher-leader identity : a narrative inquiry of elementary school teachers
Title
Constructing a teacher-leader identity
Title remainder
a narrative inquiry of elementary school teachers
Statement of responsibility
by Evelyn Cortez-Ford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study examined nine elementary school teachers' journeys to construct a teacher leader identity. The teachers in this study were all classroom teachers whose primary job is teaching. Teachers in formal teacher leadership positions, whose work is primarily with adults, were exempt from this study. Using the question, "what is the constructivist path for teachers in creating a leader identity," I sought to uncover how teachers construct a teacher-leader identity. Participants wrote four autobiographical narratives answering an essential question each time: "Who am I?", "Where am I?", "How do I lead?", and "What can I do?" (Katzenmeyer & Moller, 1996). To analyze the narratives, I employed three analytic tools: employment, three-dimensional inquiry space, and narrative configuration. Although each teacher's story is unique, the leadership narratives resulted in four templates--member, servant, model, and change agent--that illustrate how she came to understand herself as a leader. These templates emerged from the narrative language that teachers used to construct a teacher-leader identity. Regardless of the narrative template, each teacher showed a process of having to straddle the line (Mishler, 1999) between personal- and professional-selves, polarized views of leadership, and teaching and leading
Cataloging source
MUU
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Cortez-Ford, Evelyn
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Colorado Denver
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Educational leadership
  • Narrative inquiry (Research method)
  • Elementary school teachers
Label
Constructing a teacher-leader identity : a narrative inquiry of elementary school teachers, by Evelyn Cortez-Ford
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 215-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
851191575
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
x, 228 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)851191575
Label
Constructing a teacher-leader identity : a narrative inquiry of elementary school teachers, by Evelyn Cortez-Ford
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 215-228)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
851191575
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
x, 228 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)851191575

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