Exploration de d'identité personnelle et professionnelle d'une enseignante dans une école catholique : un récit de vie

  • Author / Creator
    Brcic, Janelle M
  • This autobiographical case is a journey of the realization of a particular self-identity through the exploration of meaningful life stories, myself as subject. With the works of Groome (1980, 1998, 2002), Dewey (1938) and Palmer (2002) as a theoretical foundation, I present my identity as a Catholic teacher, in a school district that must continuously navigate in an increasingly secular society. As Parker Palmer (1998), points out, “we teach who we are”, therefore we must know who we are in order to most genuinely act out our identity within the classroom practice. According to Dewey (1938), we learn from our experiences; these are part of what thrusts us to a greater understanding of ourselves in our faith. This research seeks to awaken in Catholic teachers and all other educators, the desire and the ability to step in the direction of discovery of their own identity through the exploration of life stories.

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    Master of Education
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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  • Institution
    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Faculté Saint-Jean
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Mandin, Lucille (Campus Saint-Jean)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Skogen, Rochelle (Campus Saint-Jean)
    • Long, Julie (Elementary Education)