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ERIC Number: EJ1069639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Voices Echoing the Past: "I Decided to Do Teaching Because of the Teacher That I Had." Thirteen Female Secondary Entry-Level Teachers Candidates Teaching Not Only What but Also How They Were Taught
Sexton, Steven S.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v32 n3 Article 6 Aug 2007
This paper reports on a study that sought to uncover and explore the beliefs female secondary pre-service teachers held about teaching and being the teacher as they entered into their teacher education programs. The results indicated that for the participating teacher candidates it was their prior teachers in their intended subject who most informed how they saw themselves in the role as the teacher. Specifically, those secondary teachers who sought critical thinking in them as students impacted upon this teacher-role identity the most. Implications highlight the lack of research on females in secondary education and the importance in-service teachers play in shaping those who may or may not become the teachers of tomorrow.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand
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