Research and reflexivity: the discourses of females completing teacher education

Charlotte Meierdirk

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This paper explores the concept of reflexivity and its changing role for both the researcher and participants. A phenomenology was carried out following three female student teachers through their teacher training and how they managed their multiple roles. Twelve semi-structured interviews were carried out over the academic year to investigate the changing nature of identity. The discourses of the students were analysed to reveal the equilibrium/ disequilibrium of the student teacher’s identity and the impact on both the researcher and the researched.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalReflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Early online date23 May 2017
Publication statusEarly online - 23 May 2017


  • reflective practice
  • reflexivity
  • Feminism
  • Agency
  • mothers
  • Discourse
  • student taechers


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