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This phenomenological study examines the lived experience of an ESL teacher and his mandated change in teaching assignment. Through the use of reflection and journaling, this study examines how attitudes and beliefs towards teaching change and how ones' view of self can transform when faced with imposed change. Within the inevitable process of educational change, the study reveals the researchers' frustrations, difficulties and personal discoveries as a result of imposed change that led to new insights and understandings which, in turn, led to a better understanding of self and job. The study also reveals the importance of school administrators' understanding of the effects of change on teachers.
Grosskurth, Dereck L, "Journaling through the challenge of change" (2008). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 382.