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Disposed to the Vocation of Teaching?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. (HERE)
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

 

The same 10 upper secondary school teacher students were interviewed twice. The first occasion was when they were beginners at the teacher education programme at Linnaeus University, Sweden. The second interview was conducted when they were supposed to be halfway through their education. In the first interview their motives to become, and conceptions of what it means to be a teacher were mapped out and different individual pictures and stories were found. In the second interview the choice of education and vocation was either strengthened or weakened. This text is trying to give examples of individual changes in vocational orientation and security of choice and link them to the social environment the individual are disposed by. This is done in the light of more heterogenic social and meritocratic structure among upper secondary schoolteachers, a traditional academic middle-class vocation. Using the concept of a divided habitus the text is trying to illustrate the limitations in this social and meritocratic heterogeneity. From this perspective it becomes partly explainable why some students can be claimed being disposed to the vocation of teaching and some are not. This is conceptualized and expressed in terms of an academic or a vocational orientation.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010.
Keywords [en]
Teacher education, divided habitus, Linnaeus University, educational choice, higher education
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-8874DiVA, id: diva2:355933
Conference
European Sociological Association (ESA) Network Sociology of Education Midterm Conference
Available from: 2010-10-08 Created: 2010-10-08 Last updated: 2011-01-04Bibliographically approved

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