The primary focus of this qualitative study is an inquiry into three female teachers’ experiences as novice researchers. Over the course of an academic year I maintained a focus upon participants’ research experiences and their use of time as they conducted research studies. Delving into the temporal constraints that informed participants’ research experiences provided insights into competing demands shaping their understanding of research. In light of current performance accountability measures monitoring the ways teachers are using their professional time, this study provides new ways to consider the multiple challenges and gendered inequities female teachers are navigating in their efforts to professionally develop and learn.
Cette recherche qualitative analyse principalement les expériences vécues par trois enseignantes comme nouvelles chercheures. Au cours d’une année scolaire, j’ai porté mon attention sur les expériences de recherches des participantes et sur leur utilisation du temps lorsqu’elles menaient leurs recherches. Chercher à comprendre les contraintes temporelles qui influencent la démarche de recherche des participantes m’a offert un regard nouveau sur les demandes multiples qui façonnent leur compréhension de ce qu’est la recherche. Dans le contexte des mesures d’imputabilité actuelles, la manière dont les enseignants utilisent leur temps professionnel est étroitement surveillée. Tenant compte de ces mesures, ce projet de recherche révèle de nouvelles manières d’aborder les divers défis et les inégalités liées au genre auxquels les enseignantes font face, dans leurs efforts de développement et d’apprentissage professionnels.
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JENNIFER MITTON KUKNER is an Assistant Professor of Assessment, Literacy, and Qualitative Research Methods in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University. Her research interests include multiliteracies in the content areas, classroom assessment, pre-service teachers and the LGBTQ community in schools, and teachers as researchers.
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JENNIFER MITTON KUKNER est professeure adjointe au département des sciences de l’éducation de l’Université St-Francis-Xavier. Elle y enseigne les méthodes d’évaluation, la littératie et les méthodes de recherche qualitative. Ses intérêts de recherche comprennent les littératies multiples au sein des disciplines, l’évaluation en classe, la formation initiale des enseignants, la communauté LGBTQ dans un cadre scolaire et les enseignants comme chercheurs.