Emotions and 'Getting By': A Pre-service Teacher Navigating Professional Experience

Sep. 10, 2010

Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 221 – 234. (August 2010).

This article draws on Deborah Britzman's work over the past two decades and, in particular, her claim that teacher becoming is a 'struggle for voice'. The author focuses on the three dimensions of 'voice' - biography, emotion and institutional structures.

In attending to the more personal and emotional within one pre-service teacher's journey through Internship, questions are raised as to how teacher educators can productively work with the more difficult and uncomfortable aspects of pre-service teachers' learning and identity formation.

Updated: Mar. 17, 2011