CONVERSATION IN BETWEEN IDENTITIES: A REFLEXIVE JOURNEY OF BECOMING AN ART TEACHER

Open Access
Author:
Chin, Chong-hwa
Graduate Program:
Art Education
Degree:
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
January 22, 2008
Committee Members:
  • James Haywood Rolling, Jr, Thesis Advisor
Keywords:
  • preservice teacher education
  • art education
  • self-study
  • autoethnography
  • Taiwanese art education
Abstract:
Through a series of personal accounts surrounding my life experience, this study explores how I became the art teacher I am today and how that journey has influenced my beliefs of art education. In short, I am researching the intersection of my own identities as I faced each of them in context. From this journey, I make the case that investigating multiple identities is crucial because of the lack of emphasis on reflecting about personal experience in Taiwanese preservice education. I use autoethnography as a methodology that allows me to illustrate a framework for the identity formation of the preservice teacher.