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dc.contributor.authorBoldrini, Elena
dc.contributor.authorSappa, Viviana
dc.contributor.authorAprea, Carmela
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-10T01:32:31Z
dc.date.available2019-06-10T01:32:31Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1354-0602
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13540602.2018.1520086
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/385059
dc.description.abstractBased on an ecological view of teacher resilience, the paper investigates perceived difficulties and resources among vocational education and training (VET) teachers as a first step for investigating teachers’ resilience. Given the substantial shortage of theoretical and empirical studies on this population, more research on resilience among VET teachers is necessary and relevant. In this exploratory qualitative study, interviews with VET teachers in Switzerland (n = 37) sought to identify the specific challenges faced by teachers, the resources to be addressed. As well as confirming the different critical challenges and protective factors emerging from the literature review, the results identify difficulties and resources specific to VET teachers in Switzerland. In terms of critical challenges at a macro-contextual level, teachers’ low social recognition is emphasised. Moreover, exposure to curricular reforms generates stress and pressure related to the required standardisation of content and subject changes. At a micro-system level, we detected teachers’ frustration in relation to students’ low vocational motivation and maturity and specific emerging instructional challenges in vocational subject teaching. In terms of resources, teachers perceived the possibility of diversifying their professional role by alternating school and extracurricular activities as a supportive factor. The results provide a basis for more extensive quantitative study investigating relationship among adversities and resources and resilient strategies.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom125
dc.relation.ispartofpageto141
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalTEACHERS AND TEACHING
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleWhich difficulties and resources do vocational teachers perceive? An exploratory study setting the stage for investigating teachers' resilience in Switzerland
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2018 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Teachers and Teaching on 17 Sep 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13540602.2018.1520086
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gro.griffith.authorSappa, Viviana


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