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A study was conducted to examine the changing demography of teachers. The study examined secondary teachers' initial notions of careers, and through third and fourth year of professional experience. Results suggest a typology of teachers: the 'career' teacher, the 'classroom' teacher and the 'portfolio' teacher, whose commitment to teaching may be temporary. In addition, the commercialization of the education and intensification of teachers' work challenge teachers' 'moral purpose' and professional identity and adversely affect not only their retention but also new teachers' intentions to remain in teaching.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2008
'Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
A qualitative case study was conducted to examine the use of computer mediated communication (CMC) for psychological support of preservice teachers. The study utilized online discussions of 15 preservice teachers, and explored the subjects of discussion as well as how they communicated with each other. Results reveal the special ways the teachers demonstrated their emotional engagement, responsiveness to each other and meaning-making through storytelling.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2008