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ERIC Number: EJ1415789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2468-1989
EISSN: EISSN-2468-4929
Developing Professional Identity: Narratives of Preservice Preschool Teachers
Ipek Ozbay Ozdemir
Pedagogical Research, v9 n1 Article em0180 2024
The purpose of this study was to examine the professional identity development of preservice preschool teachers. In this research, currere method, which is an educational autobiography creation technique, was used. A total of 20 Turkish female preservice preschool teachers participated in the study. The data of research was collected via autobiographies written by preservice preschool teachers. The results indicate that preservice preschool teachers were influenced by their families and by their passionate teachers in their past educational life. Also, the future expectations of preservice teachers have an effect on their present educational experiences. In addition, preservice teachers stated that the autobiographical writing process providing them with the opportunity to review their past, present and future expectations. They stated that this opportunity helped them get to know themselves better and structuring their ideas about their personal and professional lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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