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ERIC Number: ED441803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-28
Pages: 24
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Developing Micro-Political Literacy: A Narrative-Biographical Study on Teacher Development.
Kelchtermans, Geert; Ballet, Katrijn
This study used the narrative-biographical and micro-political perspectives as a theoretical framework to explore how beginning teachers experienced the induction phase, focusing on their experience with professional socialization and ways in which they were confronted with the micro-political realities of schools during induction. Participants were 14 beginning teachers in Flemish primary schools who had been teaching for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 years. Using questionnaires and interviews, respondents reflected on their careers and narratively shared their experiences and the meaning they took from them. Data analysis indicates that micro-politics encompassed both struggle and conflict and collaboration and coalition building. Results are presented according to different categories of interest and how they determined the micro-political reality of teachers: (1) self-interests; (2) material interests; (3) organizational interests; (4) cultural-ideological interests; and (5) social-professional interests. (Contains 47 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium