Mathematics Teacher Educator Identity: A Conversation Between a Specialist and Generalist
Keywords:mathematics, generalist, specialist, curriculum, stories to live by, narrative inquiry
In this paper we consider the ways the constructs of being a generalist and specialist in teaching have contributed to our stories to live by in mathematics teacher education. We employ narratives of experience to serve as frames for our discussion in this paper. We explore how our work in public schools contributed to our practice in teacher education and the ways this shapes our curriculum making with preservice teachers. Our stories to live by as mathematics educators highlight how curriculum is more than subject matter objectives and how we are shaped in our relationships with learners.
Keywords: mathematics; generalist; specialist; curriculum; stories to live by; narrative inquiry
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