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ERIC Number: EJ1093809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1359 6748
Finding the "A-Ha" Moment: An Exploration into HE in FE Teacher Self-Concept
Kadi-Hanifi, Karima; Keenan, John
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v21 n1-2 p73-85 2016
Five teachers of higher education (HE)-level courses working in the further education (FE) sector recalled critical moments which helped to form their self-concepts. The researchers used life history method to encourage the teachers to be open about their lives and how they formed their personal and professional selves. Three common themes were discovered: a strong work ethic, resilience and "being caring". The paper describes and examines the critical moments in the teachers' lives which helped to form the self-concepts which have seen them achieve in their professional lives, and examines whether the common themes might be indicative of the types of characteristics needed to be a teacher of HE in FE.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom