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Title: Traversing the border : a tale of seven novice teachers
Author: Tan, Puay Inn Justina
Awarding Body: Institute of Education, University of London
Current Institution: UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
Date of Award: 2012
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study is two-fold: to examine how new teachers, first and second career teachers in Singapore, are socialised into teaching; and to determine if there is any difference in the impact of the socialisation process on their self-efficacy. The selection of participants for the study is based on purposive sampling. It comprises seven new teachers from one neighbourhood school in Singapore. The data are collected primarily through interviews with new teachers, mentors, reporting officers, cooperating teachers, school staff developer and principal. It is supplemented by nonparticipant observations of new teachers' lessons and informal observations of their interactions with their colleagues. Documents are also referred to. To determine whether there is any difference in the impact of the socialisation process on self-efficacy between those for whom teaching is a first career and those for whom teaching is a second career, the new teachers are also asked to plot their self efficacy. The analysis of the data is performed using thematic analysis. The findings suggest that new teachers contribute to their own socialisation, and students appear to play a significant role in their socialisation regardless whether they are first or second career new teachers. The findings also suggest that school culture plays a part in their decision to help and support other new teachers. In terms of impact of the socialisation process on their self-efficacy, the findings suggest there is a difference not only between those for whom teaching is a first career and those for whom it is a second career, there is also a difference within those for whom teaching is a first career and those for whom it is a second career.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.573028  DOI: Not available
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