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From ugly duckling to swan: Stories of novice teachers
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, Hebrew University, Israel ; , The Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel

TATE Volume 37, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

In this article, we examine processes that underlie the formation of novice teachers' professional identity through an analysis of three stories submitted as entries in a story competition. Analysis of the literary, psychological, and professional dimensions of the narratives reflect three aspects of professional identity-construction: conflict between personal and social-public perceptions of the teaching role; tension between biographical experiences and the perception of teaching; and a gap between fantasy and professional reality. Writing and publishing professional stories may contribute to our understanding of the generic components of teacher identity and what it means to be a novice teacher.

Citation

Schatz-Oppenheimer, O. & Dvir, N. (2014). From ugly duckling to swan: Stories of novice teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 37(1), 140-149. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 4, 2020 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2013.10.011

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