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ERIC Number: EJ1072994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
"I Was Always the Good Girl": The Twofold Silencing of Teachers as a Force Fostering a Low Sense of Professional Self-Efficacy
Kass, Efrat
Gender and Education, v27 n5 p487-504 2015
The purpose of this study was to expand the theory of self-efficacy in relation to feminist perspectives by exploring the factors and the dynamics that foster a low sense of professional self-efficacy in Israeli female teachers. Listening to their voices enables us to learn about their past experiences in the nuclear family and consider their repercussions for professional self-efficacy in the present. Fourteen teachers who were identified as having a low sense of professional self-efficacy participated in in-depth open interviews. Data were analysed according to Grounded Theory methodology, implementing the axial coding procedure. Findings indicated that these teachers' sense of professional self-efficacy was affected by their experience of having been silenced by the dominant authority figures in two spheres of life: the nuclear family (parents) and the workplace (school principal). Similar patterns in the two spheres and their implications for teachers and principals are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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