ERIC Number: EJ1084701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
International Christian Schoolteachers' Traits, Characteristics, and Qualities Valued by Third Culture Kids
Linton, Dale B.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v24 n3 p190-211 2015
In this qualitative grounded theory study, 24 participants, referred to as "third culture kids" (or TCKs), ages 18-30 years, who had previously attended international Christian schools were interviewed to determine the dispositions they valued in their teachers. Incorporating principles of grounded theory, a series of rigorous steps were undertaken resulting in the construction of three primary findings TCKs valued in international Christian schoolteachers. These findings were then situated within an extensive literature review. The results provide insight into the "ideal" international Christian schoolteacher desired and valued by TCKs. These findings should be of great interest to anyone responsible for training, preparing or recruiting international Christian schoolteachers, and/or providing ongoing professional development to the teachers in such schools.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Christianity, Teacher Characteristics, Religious Education, International Schools, Student Mobility, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Development, Personality Traits, Cultural Background, Student Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Attendance, Teacher Student Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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