Between school and working life: Vocational teachers agency in boundary-crossing settings

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dc.contributor.author Vähäsantanen, Katja
dc.contributor.author Saarinen, Jaana
dc.contributor.author Eteläpelto, Anneli
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-14T11:05:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-14T11:05:33Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Vähäsantanen, K., Saarinen, J. & Eteläpelto, A. (2009). Between school and working life: Vocational teachers agency in boundary-crossing settings. International Journal of Educational Research, 48 (6), 395-404. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2010.04.003
dc.identifier.issn 0883-0355
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_40474
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/27173
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates agency among vocational teachers with reference to boundary-crossing between school and working life. Our study utilised interviews with sixteen Finnish vocational teachers. Adopting a narrative analysis approach, we found that the teachers had a variety of forms of exercising agency in terms of decisions deliberately taken, and the discourse and actions following these decisions. These forms were: (i) restricted agency, (ii) extensive agency, (iii) multifaceted balancing agency, (iv) situationally diverse agency, and (v) relationally emergent agency. The exercising of agency was intertwined with the main resources and constraints emerging from the teachers’ sense of their professional self, their awareness of their relationships to workplace personnel, and their views of the professional tasks determined by the school. Depending on its nature and direction, agency appears to create diverse conditions for teachers’ productive work in boundary-crossing settings, for developing education and for remaking the work practices of workplaces.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Educational Research
dc.relation.uri http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/491/description#description
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.subject.other agency en
dc.subject.other toimijuus fi
dc.subject.other ammatillinen opettaja fi
dc.subject.other vocational teacher en
dc.subject.other boundary-crossing en
dc.subject.other rajanylitys fi
dc.title Between school and working life: Vocational teachers agency in boundary-crossing settings
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011061410998
dc.subject.kota 516
dc.contributor.laitos Kasvatustieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Opettajankoulutuslaitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Faculty of Education en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Aikuiskasvatustiede fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine ohjausala (guidance & counselling) fi
jyx.tutka.volyme 48
jyx.tutka.mnumber 6
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 395-404
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2010.04.003
dc.date.updated 2011-06-13T21:30:10Z
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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