'More like the kids than the other teachers': One working-class pre-service teacher's experiences in a middle-class profession

Lampert, Jo, Burnett, Bruce M., & Lebhers, Stevie (2016) 'More like the kids than the other teachers': One working-class pre-service teacher's experiences in a middle-class profession. Teaching and Teacher Education, 58, pp. 35-42.

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While teaching is largely a White, middle-class profession, some teachers, including White teachers, come from low socio-economic backgrounds. This paper examines how one working-class pe-service teacher in Australia experiences studying in a predominantly middle-class teacher education program. Drawing on Bourdieu, this paper seeks to explore what we can learn from the pre-service teaching reflections of one woman who is a member of this smaller group of teachers and who brings to her teaching the habitus and life history that aligns with many of her students and the low socio-economic communities in which she teaches.

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ID Code: 95517
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Teacher education, educational disadvantage, teacher habitus, teaching as a middle class profession
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.04.006
ISSN: 0742-051X
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Deposited On: 11 May 2016 23:36
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 03:03

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