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ERIC Number: EJ1215330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Teacher Students' Experienced Challenges in the Beginning of Their Education
Ståhle, Ylva; Aspán, Margareta
Journal of Education, v199 n1 p3-12 Jan 2019
This article explores Swedish students' perspectives on being new to teacher education and what challenges they meet. Nineteen students were interviewed in three focus groups. The analytical framework draws on the theory of situated learning and the concept of enculturation, and the empirical data have been categorized through a thematic content analysis, which revealed two qualitatively different categories of challenges: as academic student, and as trainee teacher. Conclusively, the study shows how the education can support or obstruct the enculturation into the educational practices. Conceiving such hinders can facilitate the students' understanding of both the studies and their future profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden