Title: The micropolitics of teacher induction: a narrative-biographical study on teacher socialisation
Authors: Kelchtermans, Geert ×
Ballet, Katrijn #
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Teaching and Teacher Education vol:18 pages:105-120
Abstract: The ‘praxis shock’ of beginning teachers not only has to do with issues at the classroom level, but also with teacher socialisation in the school as an organisation. This thesis was studied with beginning primary school teachers in Belgium. Combining a narrative-biographical and a micro-political approach, the idea that teachers’ actions as members of an organisation are guided by professional interests had a central place in the study. Interpretive analysis of questionnaire and interview data revealed five categories of professional interests: material, organisational, social-professional, cultural-ideological and self-interests. Finally, it is argued that understanding beginning teachers’ micro-political experiences is important not only for the theory development on teachers’ career-long learning, but also for improving the quality of teacher education and induction programmes.
Description: Academische lerarenopleiding Psychologie en pedagogische wetenschappen. Departement Pedagogische wetenschappen. Centrum voor Onderwijsbeleid en -vernieuwing.
ISSN: 0742-051X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Teacher Training, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (-)
Education and Training
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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