|DC.description||National Central University||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||This is a story of mine. 2011 is a turning point. Having been a resource room teacher in a middle school for four years, I began my graduate study and got married. Two critical new roles rushed into my life. I was only able to react by my instinct conscious of endless things and tiredness. I, therefore, started a journey of narrative inquiry to explore the mess.
As I arrived at the second chapter, I realized that “writing myself” was not as easy as I expected. In order to catch myself, at first, I turned to the literature and people around me. This attempt was not quite successful. But, fortunately, it helped me find out the power of “telling.” Both my colleagues and I were trapped in a similar predicatment. “Telling” can give us a chance to reexamine our conditions and transform ourselves.
From Chapter Four to Chapter Six, I left the rules of academic writing behind and turned my focus on the reality of the roles, and began to “talk about myself.” The chapters started with my job, teaching and administrating as a resource room teacher that occupies most of my time. Then, the chapters attend to my three-year learning career as an in-service graduate student. Third, the chapters recorded some of the conflicts in my marriage and my adjustment between the ideal and the reality as a wife. By “telling these roles,” I could consider further what an ordinary and pragmatic expectation should be.
In the last two chapters, I took one more step beyond the conceptual constraint of the roles, and reviewed the path I have experienced. I found that these stories are part of the most critical challenges of my life. I have recognized my changes along the way, and I hope that these stories could bring some more positive meaning in the future as the self-exploration is coming to its end and a new paragraph is to be written.
|DC.subject||resource room teacher in a middle school||en_US|
|DC.subject||in-service graduate student||en_US|
|DC.title||Narrating my multiple roles: A newly married female, a graduate student and a middle school teacher||en_US|
|DC.publisher||National Central University||en_US|