"Each student is fitted with a customized suit": Teacher identity, the burden of intensive educational work, and ethical transgressions among teachers at an elite high school

Miri Aviram, Avihu Shoshana

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Abstract

This study examines two central questions: What characterizes teacher identity in an elite high school? Does teacher identity in an elite high school influence the construction and cultivation of privileges? Thirty teachers from an elite high school in Israel were interviewed, revealing three features of the teacher identity: engagement in the concept of the "ideal teacher," acknowledging the burden of the educational work, and the ethical consequences of the burden of their work as educators. Findings highlight the unique characteristics of teacher identity in an elite school and their impact on cultivating and maintaining class privilege and social inequality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102327
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
Volume125
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cultural capital
  • Elite schools
  • Emotional burden
  • Emotional capital
  • Ethical transgressions
  • Teacher identity

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