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‘More like the kids than the other teachers’: One working-class pre-service Teacher’s experiences in a middle-class profession
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TATE Volume 58, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

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 pre-service teacher in Australia experiences studying in a predominantly middle-class teacher-education program. Drawing on the work of Bourdieu, this paper seeks to explore what we can learn from the reflections of a female pre-service teacher who is a member of this much smaller group of working-class 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.

Citation

Lampert, J., Burnett, B. & Lebhers, S. (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: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 58(1), 35-42. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.04.006

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