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ERIC Number: EJ821331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Role Management Strategies of Beginning Teachers in Hong Kong
Choi, Pik Lin; Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan
Teacher Development, v9 n3 p369-387 Oct 2005
Beginning teachers encounter new challenges as the role system in contemporary society has become more and more demanding. By means of the life history method, role management strategies of four Hong Kong beginning teachers employed to cope with role demands and intra-role conflicts were located in their biographical, workplace and wider social-historical contexts. The study shows that strategies such as qualification matching, definition searching, strategic compliance and strategic redefinition were adopted in the professional socialization process. The employment of certain role management strategies, which was related to the novices' human agency, the structure and culture in the workplace as well as the rewards and punishment embedded in the wider social context, had an impact on the development of beginning teachers' professional identity. (Contains 1 table and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong