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ERIC Number: ED200600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Portrayals of Teacher Development.
Ingvarson, Lawrence; Greenway, Philip A.
Professional development and inservice education may be too readily equated. Professional development is an individual process influenced more pervasively by administrative and contextual features of the educational system within which teachers work than it is by the particular forms of inservice education available. Using this concept of teacher development, "portrayals" are presented of two experienced, innovative secondary humanities teachers. In-depth interviews were conducted, during which the subjects were asked to describe how they became teachers and what experiences had influenced them most during their lives. They were encouraged to include personal and intimate information if they wished and to reflect analytically on their careers. The profile of each teacher is drawn from the substance of the interviews, and the usefulness and validity of this type of research is considered. (JD)
Descriptors: Biographical Inventories, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Profiles, Psychological Characteristics, Secondary School Teachers, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Socialization, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Vocational Maturity, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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