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If the jacket fits: A metaphor for teacher professional learning and development
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TATE Volume 55, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

The purpose of this research project was to assist lead teachers to define, analyse, and refine their relationship with professional learning and development through the metaphor of a jacket. Metaphor analysis was used to study 18 lead teachers' from six New Zealand schools co-constructed written metaphors. One major finding was the significant number of metaphors that conceptualised a disadvantageous relationship between teachers and their professional learning and development. An implication of that finding is the need to make explicit and address possible negative dispositions teachers may hold toward their professional learning and development.

Citation

Tait-McCutcheon, S. & Drake, M. (2016). If the jacket fits: A metaphor for teacher professional learning and development. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 55(1), 1-12. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 6, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2015.12.005

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