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ERIC Number: EJ866466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Student Teachers' Professional Identity Formation: Between Being Born as a Teacher and Becoming One
Schepens, Annemie; Aelterman, Antonia; Vlerick, Peter
Educational Studies, v35 n4 p361-378 Oct 2009
This article focuses on student teachers' professional identity formation inspired by the tension between two layman points of view namely: being born as a teacher (i.e. based on demographics and personality traits) and becoming a teacher (i.e. based on experience). Besides demographics, personality traits and experience, the teacher preparation context is considered as a crucial aspect in professional identity formation as well. The authors adopted a multiple theoretical approach to guide the empirical study. Using hierarchical regression analyses the relative influences of demographics and personality traits, context variables and teacher education variables on professional identity variables are explored. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium