Bedouin Special-Education Teachers as Agents of Social Change

May. 15, 2011

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 4,
Author(s): Efrat Kass and Erez C. Miller, " Bedouin Special-Education Teachers as Agents of Social Change", Pages 788–796, Copyright Elsevier (May 2011).

This study examines the career motives of minority special-education teachers in the Bedouin Arab society of southern Israel.

The results show that the teachers aspire to become agents of social change in three spheres.
In the external sphere, they aim for professional autonomy and independence within the Israeli Arab education system.
The internal sphere includes a moral-awareness aspect of their society’s view of special education.
In the personal sphere, teachers wish improve their ability to cope better with challenges that they face in the field.

Updated: Feb. 08, 2012