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ERIC Number: EJ918655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel