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ERIC Number: EJ962241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
The Career Development of Recently Qualified British South Asian Women Teachers: "Everybody's the Same. I Don't Feel My Ethnicity Is an Issue at All."
Butt, Graham; MacKenzie, Lin; Manning, Russell
Educational Review, v64 n2 p181-194 2012
This article reports on the final year of a four year research project into the influences on British South Asian women's choice of teaching as a career and on their subsequent career development. The research cohort was interviewed during their initial teacher training year on a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) course in the English West Midlands, followed by subsequent interviews in the first and third years of their careers as teachers. Findings from the first phase of the research--into the reasons for selecting teaching as a career and issues faced during training--were previously published, subsequent findings are captured in this article. Our research suggests that British South Asian women teachers at the start of their careers face, and largely cope with, broadly similar opportunities and challenges to other beginning teachers. Despite some particular tensions created by their work, family and community lives these teachers successfully established themselves as well respected individuals, fully capable of skilfully balancing their professional and personal commitments. Respondents did not report any particularly significant issues relating to their ethnic, cultural or religious affiliations, in contrast to the findings of a number of previous studies. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)