Sore spots and skin grafts: recovering the self(s) through autoethnographic inquiries of becoming (a teacher)

dc.contributor.authorMerkel, Liz
dc.contributor.supervisorSanford, Kathy
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-31T20:46:09Z
dc.date.available2010-08-31T20:46:09Z
dc.date.copyright2010en
dc.date.issued2010-08-31T20:46:09Z
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Curriculum and Instructionen
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study advances the possibility for pre-service teachers’ transformational change in the ways that they consider teaching, learning and the culture of schooling via autoethnographic exploration. I interviewed 5 participants who chose autoethnographic inquiry to fulfill a seminar course in their Post Degree Professional Program at the University of Victoria. Using post structural methodology and arts-based representation, I introduce the palimpsest, a multi-layered and overwritten text, as a metaphor to express the complex, layered and constantly changing process of becoming (a teacher). A thematic analysis of the data revealed several phases/layers of the autoethnographic process experienced by the participants including: re-embodiment; hermeneutic phenomenology; and healing and transformation. Through these phases/layers, the participants questioned the institution within which they are ‘becoming’, informing and transforming the patterns they themselves assume. The aim of this study is to provide in-depth description of autoethnography that demonstrates its potential to illuminate discursive patterns dominant in the culture of schooling.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/3011
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben
dc.subjectCurriculumen
dc.subjectAutoethnographyen
dc.subjectTeachers, Training ofen
dc.subject.lcshUVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Educationen
dc.titleSore spots and skin grafts: recovering the self(s) through autoethnographic inquiries of becoming (a teacher)en
dc.typeThesisen

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