Transition from practitioner to educator: A repertory grid analysis

Burke M., Noller P. and Caird D. (1992) Transition from practitioner to educator: A repertory grid analysis. International Journal of Personal Construct Psychology, 5 2: 159-182. doi:10.1080/08936039208404308

Author Burke M.
Noller P.
Caird D.
Title Transition from practitioner to educator: A repertory grid analysis
Journal name International Journal of Personal Construct Psychology
ISSN 0893-603X
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/08936039208404308
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 159
End page 182
Total pages 24
Language eng
Subject 3207 Social Psychology
3310 Linguistics and Language
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract We examined the process of transition from being a practitioner in a field to becoming an educator in the same field, using repertory grid technique and a longitudinal methodology. A total intake of Technical and Further Education beginning teachers was followed throughout their 2-year preparation program. At five intervals, 6 months apart, repertory grids were administered to the group, with the elements supplied relating to various roles and aspects of the self relevant to transition. Constructs elicited from the group mapped the transition process during the 2-year period and showed the changing emphasis over the course. Measurements of selfesteem and the effect of the transition on family relationships were also administered. Results showed that the nature of the transition was generally positive. The constructs elicited identified change in the transition process as experienced by the group under study. Initially constructs were general and included satisfaction, striving, and participation. They then revealed greater concern with issues of time, control, personal and professional development, and, finally, those attributes of "being qualified." Specifically, results show the transition process to be a personal experience, and illustrate the beneficial function of proceeding through the transition process as part of a group.
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