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ERIC Number: EJ1172310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Eastern/Western Conceptions of the "Good Teacher" and the Construction of Difference in Teacher Education
Marom, Lilach
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v46 n2 p167-182 2018
This paper examines the recertification process of internationally educated teachers (IETs) in British Columbia (BC). In order to teach in Canada IETs have to go through a recertification process. The recertification process varies between provinces and is a full-time training process, following an assessment of IETs' foreign credentials. Through interviews with IETs and professionals, I explored the prevalent conceptions of the "good teacher" in one IET recertification program. I argue that while Western-Eastern conceptions of the "good teacher" differ, they could complement and strengthen each other, particularly in the multicultural space of BC. Yet in the recertification process, Eastern conceptions of the "good teacher" were viewed as deficient, and thus, spaces for IETs to bring their experiences and voices to bear on reconstructing their professional identity in Canada were closed down.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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