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Discursive Manoeuvring in the Borderlands of Career Transition: From Trade to Teacher

  • Bill Blayney
  • Bobby Harreveld
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods book series (PSERM)

Abstract

Blayney and Harreveld propose three interrelated discourses of constructing a framework for qualitative research: conceptual, methodological, and analytical. They do so while investigating the career transitions of trade-qualified workers to secondary school teachers in their technical vocational areas. The chapter takes readers into the borderlands of research design when being and becoming qualitative researchers. It begins with a brief overview of a doctoral study that investigated the borderland discourses of the research participants who graduated from an initial pre-service teacher education degree through distance education. It presents their borderland discourses constructed while manoeuvring through changing personal epistemologies and ontologies of becoming and being a teacher. Methodological insights are then provided by the rich debates interrogating case study as methodology and/or method.

Keywords

Distance Education Teacher Education Programme Epistemological Belief Career Transition Qualitative Researcher 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bill Blayney
    • 1
  • Bobby Harreveld
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education and the ArtsCQUniversity AustraliaRockhamptonAustralia

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