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Inquiry Into a Professional Development School Classroom: Navigating the Space In Between Teacher Educator and Teacher

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This paper illustrates my narratives accounts as a teacher educator, who is also serving as a classroom teacher in a professional development school, in a redesigned field-based secondary social studies program, wherein pre- and in-service engage with powerful social studies instruction collaboratively and constructively. I share the complexities of navigating overlapping spaces that demand that I am fully cognizant of teacher candidates’ content pedagogy through teacher education and high school students’ literacy through social studies education. I use narrative inquiry to write into lived experiences that reveal the contradictory and contested nature of engaging with and participating in separate spaces that position me in-between my roles as teacher educator and classroom teacher.