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Finding the ‘A-ha’ Moment: an Exploration into HE in FE Teacher Self-Concept

Kadi-Hanifi, Karima and Keenan, J. (2016) Finding the ‘A-ha’ Moment: an Exploration into HE in FE Teacher Self-Concept. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 21 (1-2). pp. 73-85. ISSN Print: 359-6748, Online: 1747-5112)

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Abstract

Five teachers of higher education (HE)-level courses working in the further education (FE) sector recalled critical moments which helped to form their self-concepts. The researchers used life history method to encourage the teachers to be open about their lives and how they formed their personal and professional selves. Three common themes were discovered: a strong work ethic, resilience and ‘being caring’. The paper describes and examines the critical moments in the teachers’ lives which helped to form the self-concepts which have seen them achieve in their professional lives, and examines whether the common themes might be indicative of the types of characteristics needed to be a teacher of HE in FE.

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Special Issue: Appraising and Reconfiguring HE in FE through Research and Critical Perspectives

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Uncontrolled Keywords: self-concept, critical moments, life history, Higher Education, Further Education, Ivor Goodson
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Education
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Depositing User: Karima Kadi-Hanifi
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 12:41
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4317

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