ERIC Number: ED280836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Preservice Teachers' Responses to Institutional Constraints: The Active Role of the Individual in Teacher Socialization.
Ross, E. Wayne
This paper reports selected findings from a study undertaken to investigate the formation and development of preservice teachers' perspectives and the relative roles of institutional constraints and individual actions in that process. Preservice social studies teachers' (N=21) responses to the institutional contexts in which they practice taught were compiled through participant observation and interviews. Lacey's (1977) construct of "social strategy" was used to describe and categorize the nature of individual responses to the institutional socialization pressures. The findings support an interactive model of the teacher socialization process in which the individual plays an active role in the development of a professional perspective. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).