Anthropology and Education Quarterly
Through an analysis of a contemporary rite of passage-the final stage of teacher preparation-I develop a new theory of liminality that both builds on and extends Victor Turner's enduring insights. The analysis focuses on how preservice teachers in an undergraduate education program engage in a process of identity formation within an asynchronous, nondimensional, liminal space made possible and shaped by e-mail and with the support of experienced mentor teachers.
© 2006 by the American Anthropological Association
Cook-Sather, Alison, “Newly Betwixt and Between: Revising Liminality in the Context of a Teacher Preparation Program,” Anthropology and Education Quarterly 37 (2006): 110-127.