Constructing New Professional Identities: Career Changers in Teacher Education

Constructing New Professional Identities: Career Changers in Teacher Education

Judy Williams


This e-book presents a distinct perception into the training reviews of occupation swap execs in instructor schooling. Many reports have supplied a quick glimpse into the reports of individuals creating a occupation develop into educating, yet this publication deals an in-depth research of the day after day struggles and triumphs of a small workforce of occupation swap scholars learning instructor schooling in Australia.

This examine locates instructor expert studying inside a sociocultural learn paradigm, highlighting the significance of social, cultural and institutional contexts in studying. studying to turn into a instructor isn't only the purchase of a suite of technical abilities and propositional wisdom, yet a much more complicated own fight to build a brand new specialist identification.

This booklet uncovers the various trials, tribulations and joys of turning into a instructor in the event you have already labored in different careers. It examines the effect of prior profession studies at the development of a brand new specialist identification as a instructor.

This approach is mentioned utilizing the framework of studying inside groups of perform. to start with, a broad-brush photograph is gifted via research and dialogue of in depth quantitative info got through an online survey, and then a small workforce of survey respondents supply a extra nuanced exploration in their reviews as pupil academics. this can be via 3 case experiences that delve extra deeply into the stories, frustrations and joys of being an 'expert novice' in instructor schooling. those case stories learn the tales of 3 profession changers who supply own insights into what it's prefer to be an skilled expert embarking on a brand new trip as a amateur scholar teacher.

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