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ERIC Number: EJ1154835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Becoming an Authentic Community College Teacher
Cranton, Patricia
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v1 n3 Article 1 p1-13 2010
In this paper, a study of how adult vocational educators develop authenticity in their teaching within a Canadian community college context is presented. Six participants from different disciplines, five of whom were relatively new teachers, and one of whom had considerable experience, were interviewed three times over two years. With the assistance of the participants, narratives were constructed for each educator. Three categories of issues--personal issues (such as confidence), college system issues (policies and procedures), and educational system issues (government mandated curriculum)--were identified as influencing the development of authenticity. Implications for teacher preparation and professional development within the college environment are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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