In this paper we examine aspects of the construction of authentic membership, competence, and sense of shared purpose within a professional community of educators accomplished by a class of pre-service teachers during a spontaneous electronic conversation. Implications for teacher education are considered.
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Calderwood, Patricia E.; Mazza, Morgan; Ruel, Abiah; Favano, Amy; Jean-Guilluame, Vonick; McNeill, Dan; and Stenerson, Carolyn, "The Conversation of Critical Practice: Pre-service Teachers As Educators for Social Justice" (2008). School of Education and Human Development Faculty Publications. 12.
Calderwood, P. E., Mazza , M., Ruel, A., Favano, A., Jean-Guilluame, V., McNeill, D. & Stenerson. C. (2008). The Conversation of Critical Practice: Pre-service Teachers As Educators for Social Justice. International Journal on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2, (1).
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University.
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