Image and the pressure to conform in learning to teach
TATE Volume 12, Number 1 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The question of how far teacher images are resilient to change and how far influenced by context is discussed. The images of two preservice teachers over a 1-year training course are presented to illustrate different types of difficulty involved in image and learning to teach. In one case an ambiguity over image leads to excessive conformity to the norms of the school; in another, a clear articulation of image presents the danger of the image being shattered by powerful contextual factors. Such different difficulties may be resolved by the conceptualisation of image as a form of argument.
Hawkey, K. Image and the pressure to conform in learning to teach. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 12(1), 99-108. Elsevier Ltd.