How does it feel to be a teacher? Personal journeys and lessons for a Malaysian university / Hazadiah Mohamad Dahan and Siti Salina Ghazali

Mohamad Dahan, Hazadiah and Ghazali, Siti Salina (2007) How does it feel to be a teacher? Personal journeys and lessons for a Malaysian university / Hazadiah Mohamad Dahan and Siti Salina Ghazali. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 3 (1). pp. 63-80. ISSN 1823-7797

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to understand beginning teachers’ perceptions of their profession after an eight to ten-week stint of teaching in schools. Beginning teachers of the Faculty of Education at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia, were asked to respond in writing to the simple question: How does it feel to be a teacher? Using a qualitative approach the data were analysed for insights into the challenges they faced as beginning teachers, their hopes, beliefs and anguish; the understandings they gleaned from training and their interpretation and presentation of these understandings during their interactions with students. The paper
explores and describes the beginning teachers’ perceptions of being
teachers, the impact of their teaching stints on their perceptions,
and the factors they have identified as inhibiting or enhancing their
potential as teachers. The paper concludes by discussing ways and
means of facilitating their growth into maturity as competent teachers.
It focuses on how to ensure the retention of beginning teachers in
the profession, the kind of programme required to make them adjust
to the culture of teaching as new members of a community of practice,
and the kind of support they would require in order to develop their
pedagogical skills.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Mohamad Dahan, Hazadiah
hazadahan@gmail.com
Ghazali, Siti Salina
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Subjects:
L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 63-80
Keywords: Teachers, Lecturers, Malaysian university, Faculty of Education
Date: June 2007
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/319
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