Mapping the Field: Examining the Recertification of Internationally Educated Teachers

  • Lilach Marom University of British Columbia Simone Fraser University

Abstract

In this article I examine the structural barriers in the recerti cation trajectory of internationally educated teachers (IETs) in British Columbia (BC). By applying the Bourdieuian concept of field, I extend from IETs’ experiences in the recertification process to institutional and political factors that affect these experiences. I demonstrate how policies and regulations that govern the field as well as the interplay between its main institutional players, namely, the Teacher Regulation Branch, teacher education programs, and school districts, result in unequal opportunities for IETs to be certified and hired as teachers. As a result, IETs’ potential contribution to diversifying the teacher force in BC is diminished.

 

Author Biography

Lilach Marom, University of British Columbia Simone Fraser University

PhD.

Sessional Instructor,

UBC & SFU

 

Published
2017-10-01
How to Cite
Marom, L. (2017). Mapping the Field: Examining the Recertification of Internationally Educated Teachers. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 40(3), 157-190. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2475
Section
Articles