Researching three teachers' professional journeys into special education


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In this study, as three special education teachers of varied experiential background, collaboratively we inquire into our own professional journeys to learn who we are as special educators, what shaped our journeys and what we have learned through the re-searching process. We adopt Clandinin and Connelly’s (2000) view that “narrative inquiry is a way of understanding experience” (p. 20). The narrative unities (Connelly & Clandinin, 1988) gleaned from our stories of experience (Connelly & Clandinin, 1990) are shared to illustrate what we have learned. It is anticipated that our inquiry will inform teacher development in special education, generation of teacher knowledge and validating narrative inquiry as a way of knowing in teacher education programs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


Chiu-Ching, R. T. (2007, April). Researching three teachers' professional journeys into special education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association: The World of Educational Quality, Chicago, IL.


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