Vocational teachers pathways in the course of a curriculum reform

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dc.contributor.author Vähäsantanen, Katja
dc.contributor.author Eteläpelto, Anneli
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-05T13:50:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-31T21:45:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Vähäsantanen, K. & Eteläpelto, A. (2011). Vocational teachers’ pathways in the course of a curriculum reform. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43 (3), 291-312. doi:10.1080/00220272.2011.557839
dc.identifier.issn 1366-5839
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_45718
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36761
dc.description.abstract Teachers face continuous changes, many of which significantly influence their professional identities and work practices. This study investigates Finnish vocational teachers’ pathways in the course of a curriculum reform. The data were obtained by interviewing 14 vocational teachers twice, i.e. at the initial and later stages of the reform. This study used a narrative approach to analyse the interviews as whole and also to illustrate variations between teachers. The teachers were found to exhibit distinctive pathways through the reform: an empowerment pathway, a critical but adaptive pathway, an open and expectant pathway, a successful transformation pathway, and a struggling pathway. The pathways demonstrated that the teachers’ self‐positioning in respect of the reform and their own professional identities showed varying degrees of continuity and transformation. The teachers changed or sustained their positions and identities, on the basis of their individual interpretations of the experiences and emotions they underwent during the reform. The paper concludes with a discussion of professional identity and agency in the reform context, and looks at the consequences of the reform for teachers. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Curriculum Studies
dc.rights © Routledge. This is an electronic final draft version of an article published in Journal of Curriculum Studies, which is available online at: www.tandfonline.com. en
dc.subject.other opetussuunnitelmareformi fi
dc.subject.other ammatillinen identiteetti fi
dc.subject.other ammatillinen opettaja fi
dc.subject.other pitkittäistutkimus fi
dc.subject.other toimijuus fi
dc.subject.other curriculum reform en
dc.subject.other professional identity en
dc.subject.other vocational education teachers en
dc.subject.other longitudinal studies en
dc.subject.other agency en
dc.title Vocational teachers pathways in the course of a curriculum reform
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011100111480
dc.subject.kota 516
dc.contributor.laitos Kasvatustieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Faculty of Education en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Aikuiskasvatustiede fi
jyx.tutka.volyme 43
jyx.tutka.mnumber 3
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 291-312
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00220272.2011.557839
dc.date.updated 2011-09-30T21:31:32Z
dc.contributor.publisher Routledge
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed
eprint.status Final draft version

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