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Professional Socialization of Teachers

The professional socialization of teachers refers to the manner in which preservice and current teachers become exposed to and internalize the socially constructed norms, behaviors, and knowledge of teaching as a profession. This occupation-specific process occurs through formal means like interaction with education professors and mentor teachers and also through informal means like interaction with education stakeholders, such as students and parents, or exposure to education artifacts like textbooks, movie portrayals of teachers, or newspaper articles. It also refers to the process by which teachers learn, use, and add to the body of pedagogical knowledge accumulated over time by the field of education.

Because these norms, behaviors, and values necessarily evolve over time in response to and perhaps creation of changes in the teacher population, the ...

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