'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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Teacher education, educational disadvantage, teacher habitus, teaching as a middle class profession|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.|
|Deposited On:||11 May 2016 23:36|
|Last Modified:||13 May 2016 03:03|
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