John Pruit book publication

John Pruit, who earned his PhD from the University of Missouri Sociology Department, has published a book titled Between Teaching and Caring in the Preschool (2019, Lexington Books).  The book is subtitled “Talk, Interaction, and Preschool Teacher Identity,” precisely conveying its concern with the complex narrative interplay in teachers’ identity of the competing discourses of caring and learning in the preschool context.  The book is based on his MU dissertation research, which took a constructionist perspective articulated in yearlong ethnographic fieldwork. John is assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.   


Between Teaching and Caring in the Preschool