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ERIC Number: EJ1129605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Professional Role Expectations and Related Feelings When Solving Pedagogical Dilemmas: A Comparison of Pre- and In-Service Teachers
Toompalu, Aivi; Leijen, Äli; Kullasepp, Katrin
Teacher Development, v21 n2 p307-323 2017
This study investigated teachers' professional identity development. Using Dialogical Self Theory and a socio-cultural semiotic mediational perspective, we focused on pre- and in-service teachers' communication of professional role expectations and related feelings when solving pedagogical dilemmas to reveal aspects of their professional identity construction. Data were collected from 102 pre- and 90 in-service teachers by asking them to solve seven pedagogical dilemmas. We report: (1) how pre- and in-service teachers solved pedagogical dilemmas in terms of communicating professional role expectations and related feelings; (2) how pre- and in-service teachers differed in the feelings they reported and the solutions they gave when solving pedagogical dilemmas; and (3) how the communication of professional role expectations and feelings was related to pre- and in-service teachers' work experience. Finally, we discuss the implications of our study for initial and continuing teacher education programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia
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