A Novice Bilingual Teacher's Journey: Teacher's Noticing as a Pathway to Negotiate Contradictory Teaching Discourses

Sandra I Musanti
2017 International Journal of Multicultural Education  
This qualitative case study investigates a fourth grade novicebilingual teacher's repertoire of practice during her first year of teaching.Drawing on recent work on teacher noticing, the study explores how theteacher negotiates prevailing bilingual education discourses. Two themes are discussed: how this novice teacher embraced bilingual teaching whilequestioning practices and policies and how she negotiated contradictionsthrough multiple attempts to redefine her teaching practices. Findings
more » ... ctices. Findings showhow the teacher's ability to notice framed her possibility to bridge herunderstandings about teaching, her critical pedagogical discourse, and thecontextual contradictory discourses predominant in her school about bilingual education.
doi:10.18251/ijme.v19i2.1305 fatcat:borwhj5lkffcbjsygmusov7lia