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ERIC Number: EJ925797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Becoming and Re-Becoming a Teacher in the Arabian Peninsula: Amal's Story of Hope
Gallagher, Kay
Teacher Development, v15 n2 p141-155 2011
This paper is an account of the early career narrative of a young Emirati teacher, Amal, against the backdrop of the radical reformation of state schooling underway in the United Arab Emirates. Amal's decision to become a teacher was influenced by negative school experiences in her own childhood, thus fuelling her desire to "have a hand in changing things". Although one of the very first of her compatriots to acquire an appropriate initial English language teaching qualification, within a few years of starting to teach she finds her qualification obsolete. Amal's story of becoming and re-becoming a teacher offers unique insights into the shifting sands of school reform and the challenges it poses to local teachers, and highlights the need for capacity building for a sustainable, locally grounded, quality state school system. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates