Co/autoethnography: Exploring Our Teaching Selves Collaboratively

  • Lesley CoiaEmail author
  • Monica Taylor
Part of the Self Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices book series (STEP, volume 9)

Last night Monica recounted her interactions earlier that day with a teacher education candidate who behaved disrespectfully toward her and toward the students with whom he was working. We talked, telling stories from our past experience, sometimes connecting directly with the current situation and sometimes not. We discussed our reactions to this type of student behavior. We talked about what we thought we were doing as teacher educators, what our vision of a good teacher is, and we discussed our and the student’s role in his development as a teacher. In essence, we responded to the scenario as teacher educators, teachers, and women, as people with multiple identities who bring their whole selves to the situation at hand.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agnes Scott CollegeMaconUSA

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