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Stand together or fall alone: narratives from former teachers
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment, Avdelningen för Pedagogik. Kristianstad University, Forskningsmiljön Learning Design (LeaD).
2012 (English)In: Narrative Works, ISSN 1925-0622, Vol. 2, no 2, 20-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In 2004 as many as 25% of teachers in Sweden, Denmark, and England were willing to leave their profession immediately; in the United States much effort has been invested in studying why teachers leave the profession. In this paper, four teachers who left the profession were interviewed from within the life-story tradition. In the narratives, which were rendered in a poetic style during the analysis, colleagues were mentioned both positively and negatively. The theme of having colleagues, and especially trust or mistrust between colleagues, was thus explored. The existence or non-existence of lateral trust between teachers can be connected both to school development and to student learning outcomes.

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2012. Vol. 2, no 2, 20-40 p.
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collegiality, interpersonal relationships, personal narratives, teacher collaboration, trust.
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10597OAI: diva2:627978
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2013-06-13Bibliographically approved

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