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Pages: 650-655
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

IT’S OKAY, I’M A…TEACHER. IS PROFESSIONAL STATUS IMPORTANT TO TEACHERS?

C. McGunnigle1, D. O'Connor1, J. Waggoner2, T. Treasure1, L. Cranley1, S. Davie1

1University of Notre Dame (AUSTRALIA)
2University of Portland, Oregon (UNITED STATES)
Teacher accountability and the debate around teacher quality are issues of international importance. As society places more and more demands on the teaching profession, and regulatory bodies around the globe raise the ‘standards’ for teachers to adhere to, the professional status of teachers is drawn into focus. This paper reports research findings of an investigation into the perspectives of professional status of teachers, held by pre-service teachers about to embark on their teaching career. This was a comparative study whereby data were collected from an Australian university and an American university to explore professional status as an international issue. This quantitative study utilised a Likert scale to gather responses from participants. Data were analysed and findings from both universities indicated that professional status was a significant concern for pre-service teachers. Pre-service teachers felt that whilst they may have entered their teaching degree as a vocation, they hoped to receive status, as a professional, within society.
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title = {IT’S OKAY, I’M A…TEACHER. IS PROFESSIONAL STATUS IMPORTANT TO TEACHERS?},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
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TI - IT’S OKAY, I’M A…TEACHER. IS PROFESSIONAL STATUS IMPORTANT TO TEACHERS?
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
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CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
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C. McGunnigle, D. O'Connor, J. Waggoner, T. Treasure, L. Cranley, S. Davie (2015) IT’S OKAY, I’M A…TEACHER. IS PROFESSIONAL STATUS IMPORTANT TO TEACHERS?, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 650-655.
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