ERIC Number: ED326486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Socialization. Issue Paper 89-7.
Zeichner, Kenneth; Gore, Jennifer
Three main traditions in teacher socialization research (functionalist, interpretive, and critical) are discussed in relation to studies of occupational socialization. The analysis of the teacher socialization literature which follows examines influences on teacher socialization prior to, during, and after completion of a preservice teacher education program taking into account three layers of social context (interactive, institutional, and cultural). Works published in English from the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom are included in the literature review. Following this analysis of the teacher socialization literature, several key issues and concerns related to conducting and interpreting studies on teacher socialization are discussed together with the implications of the extant literature for practice in teacher education. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Mission, Organizational Climate, Role Models, Socialization, Teachers, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Maturity
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.