Experienced teachers dealing with issues in education: a career perspective

Anna C. van der Want, G.L.M. Schellings, J. Mommers

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This article reports on a qualitative study on the issues experienced teachers may encounter in everyday teaching practice. Some issues may possibly originate at the beginning of a career and continue to be a struggle during their career. Data were collected among 20 mid- and late career teachers from eight secondary schools. The results showed that at the current moment in their career, respondents of this study particularly recognised three issues: teacher–parent interaction, teaching versus other tasks and private life versus work. Teachers seldom talk about their issues, but more often than not they try to find a solution themselves or put up with the situation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-824
Number of pages23
JournalTeachers and Teaching
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018


  • experienced teachers
  • teacher career
  • Teacher identity issues

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