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ERIC Number: EJ798908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Crossing Horizons: Continuity and Change during Second-Career Teachers' Entry into Teaching
Tigchelaar, Anke; Brouwer, Niels; Korthagen, Fred
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n6 p1530-1550 Aug 2008
Findings are reported from two studies examining from which specific backgrounds and in which ways second-career teachers make the transition to teaching. The transfer of existing competencies to teaching is shown to involve a challenging interplay between experiences of continuity and change. Continuity was found at the level of beliefs. Change predominated at the level of the work environment. Continuity as well as change were experienced at the levels of behaviour, competencies, identity and mission. Several aspects of career changers' workplace learning are identified which deserve special attention in designing and implementing alternative certification programmes. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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