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ERIC Number: EJ1157250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Mapping the Field: Examining the Recertification of Internationally Educated Teachers
Marom, Lilach
Canadian Journal of Education, v40 n3 2017
In this article I examine the structural barriers in the recertication trajectory of internationally educated teachers (IETs) in British Columbia (BC). By applying the Bourdieuian concept of field, I extend from IETs' experiences in the recertification process to institutional and political factors that affect these experiences. I demonstrate how policies and regulations that govern the field as well as the interplay between its main institutional players, namely, the Teacher Regulation Branch, teacher education programs, and school districts, result in unequal opportunities for IETs to be certified and hired as teachers. As a result, IETs' potential contribution to diversifying the teacher force in BC is diminished.
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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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