Critical dialogues with self: developing teacher identities and roles — a case study of South African student teachers

M. Samuel, David Stephens

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Abstract

This chapter examines the development and maintenance of teacher role and identity by means of a case study of student teachers entering the profession in Durban, South Africa. Firstly, it explores the nature of teacher role identity with particular attention paid to contextual factors in shaping a teacher's professional environment. It then presents the South African case study, focusing on the experiences of two young entrants to the profession. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the implications of research into teacher role identity for the development of policy and practice in teacher education in developing countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-491
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume33
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000

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