Abstract

Reformed teaching is better for students' conceptual understanding compared to the more popular traditional style of teaching. Many beginning teachers wanting to teach reformed conform to traditional teaching within their first couple years of teaching. I argue that this can happen because the emotional labor to continue teaching reformed without support is too high. Having a reformed math mentor can decrease this emotional labor and provide more support to beginning reformed teachers. This study builds on and adds to Hargreaves (2001) emotional geography framework to better understand the emotional closeness/distance beginning and veteran reformed teachers have talking about their practice. The results of this study show the emotional closeness/distance of four emotional geographies: moral, political, physical, professional of two mentor/mentee teachers pairs.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Mathematics Education

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Date Submitted

2021-07-12

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd11833

Keywords

emotional geographies, beginning teachers, teacher emotions, mentors

Language

english

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