1st Edition

Reinventing Ourselves as Teachers Beyond Nostalgia

By Claudia Mitchell, Sandra Weber Copyright 1999

    Designed for use by teachers and teacher educators, this text should help both novice and experienced teachers reinterpret their working lives. The reader is led on a path of personal exploration that goes beyond standard approaches and leads from the personal to the critical. Illustrative material is drawn from all levels, from kindergarten to high school, to illuminate issues and questions fundamental to teachers' lives. Film and literary narratives supply further case studies and contribute to the fusion of critical reflection and everyday realities that typically inform teachers' experiences of work.

    Introduction Studying Ourselves as Teachers: An Introduction; Chapter 1 Childhood as a Memory Space: Teachers (Re)play School; Chapter 2 Working Back Through Memory; Chapter 3 Picture This: Using School Photographs to Study Ourselves; Chapter 4 Undressing and Redressing the Teacher’s Body; Chapter 5 Reel to Real: Popular Culture and Teacher Identity; Chapter 6 Turning the Video Camera on Ourselves; Chapter 7 Theorizing Nostalgia in Self-study;


    Claudia Mitchell, Sandra Weber

    'It is a very personal book for self-reflection and development which would be useful in a staff development library.' - CPD Update