Foreword.- Acknowledgments.- Women Reading, Teaching and Learning.- The Study: Re-plotting the Stories of Teacher Development.- Analyzing and Re-presenting the Data.- The Teachers in the Book Clubs.- Book Clubs: Establishing Processes and Protocols.- New Beginnings and Telling Stories.- Lessons of Learning and Teaching.- "Lead Kindly Light": Teachers Learning and Leading Together.- "Crossing Borders": Stories of Teaching. Gender and Identity.- The Telling Stories of Teacher Book Clubs.- References.- Index.
This book examines questions in the intersections of narrative, teaching, communities of learning, knowledge, women teachers and teacher development. Stories constitute the heart of this book and the glue that holds the pieces together. This book explores the ways women educators understand and make sense of their lives and develop their personal practical knowledge of teaching through narrative texts and experiences in informal learning groups.
Contributes to the growing interest in reconceptualizing models of teacher development
Addresses issue of women teachers in educational research
Important contribution to teacher induction