European Journal of Teacher Education volume 30, issue 4, P445-465 2007 DOI: 10.1080/02619760701664227 View full text
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Roisín Coll

Abstract: This article is concerned with 26 primary and secondary student teachers' early perception of themselves as Catholic educators in Scotland. It analyses their perspectives on what it means to be a Catholic teacher, what is expected of them by the Church and what motivated them to choose this particular career path. Discussion of these issues reveals an astute awareness of their role in the Catholic sector but a deep apprehension about their ability to succeed in fulfilling this. Their religious biographies and…

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