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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