ERIC Number: EJ918655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Bedouin Special-Education Teachers as Agents of Social Change
Kass, Efrat; Miller, Erez C.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n4 p788-796 May 2011
This study probes the career motives of minority special-education teachers in the Bedouin Arab society of southern Israel. The results, obtained via in-depth interviews of teachers, show that the teachers aspire to become agents of social change in three spheres: In the external sphere, they aim for professional autonomy and independence within the Israeli Arab education system. The internal sphere includes a moral-awareness aspect of their society's view of special education. The personal sphere includes a practical aspect, in which the teachers wish to upgrade their professional qualifications in order to cope better with challenges that they face in the field.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Qualifications, Arabs, Social Change, Special Education Teachers, Special Education, Change Agents, Moral Values, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Environment, Interviews, Correlation, Minority Group Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Israel