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The Moral Nature of Teacher Candidate Beliefs About the Purposes of Schooling and Their Reasons for Choosing Teaching as a Career
Peabody Journal of Education
  • Richard D. Osguthorpe, Boise State University
  • Matthew N. Sanger, Idaho State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2013
Abstract
This study reports teacher candidate beliefs about the purposes of schooling and their reasons for choosing a career in teaching. The beliefs are analyzed in relation to the moral work of teaching, and the findings suggest that teacher candidates choose teaching as a career, in part, to engage in moral work, and that they believe that schooling has moral ends. The article concludes by providing implications for teacher education research and practice, suggesting that these implications have particular relevance in the current environment of high-stakes testing and accountability, as well as for constructivist teacher educators who seek to understand and meaningfully respond to their teacher candidates’ beliefs.
Copyright Statement

This is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published in Peabody Journal of Education, 88(2), 180-197, 2013. Copyright Taylor & Francis. Available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0161956X.2013.775871.

Citation Information
Richard D. Osguthorpe and Matthew N. Sanger. "The Moral Nature of Teacher Candidate Beliefs About the Purposes of Schooling and Their Reasons for Choosing Teaching as a Career" Peabody Journal of Education (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_osguthorpe/22/