This paper introduces the research design of a life history study on the relationship between teacher role management strategies, teacher identities and teacher commitment. It illustrates how interview-conversations and documentary analysis, which are two important strategies for life history and memory work, are used to solicit personal and contextual data for the understanding of teachers and their professional lives, both as individuals and collective groups. The possibilities and challenges related to the use of interview-conversations and documentary analysis to explore the relationships between the collective socio-historical structure and individuals’ biographies are discussed.
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2006|
CitationChoi, P. L. J., & Tang, S. Y. F. (2006, November). Strategies of studying subjective experiences in the genealogies of context. Life history and memory work as methodological approaches to the understanding of teachers and teaching. Symposium conducted at the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2006: Educational Research, Policy and Practice in an Era of Globalization, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.
- Teacher Education
- Teacher Education and Professional Development