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Further education teachers' accounts of their professional identities

Jephcote, Martin John and Salisbury, Jane 2009. Further education teachers' accounts of their professional identities. Teaching and Teacher Education 25 (7) , pp. 966-972. 10.1016/j.tate.2009.05.010

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This study of further educationteachers, conducted over a two-year period, captures the realities of their working lives and, in particular, draws attention to how teachers reconcile competing pressures. This contributes to the growing interest in and body of knowledge about teachers' lives and the formation of their professionalidentities. The study draws on a variety of data including ethnographic observation, journals and biographical accounts to indicate the nature of their fractured professional base that leaves them open to exploitation. The ongoing pressure for performativity and constant change destabilises their work, yet they remain committed to meeting the needs and interests of their students.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional identity; Professional learning; Teacher biography; Occupational socialization
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0742-051X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:46

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