Becoming Care Helper

Anne Winther Jensen

    Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskning

    Resumé

    The paper discusses the shaping of students´ identity within a vocational education programme for elderly care in Denmark. The focus is on the correlation between identity construction within the theoretical periods and students´ experiences in the traineeships. In the school setting the future care helper is being constructed within the overall term ‘professional’, but students may meet differing ways of being care helper in the traineeships, and the paper points to an ongoing struggle about the definition of ‘being care helper’. The analysis of the identity issues mobilises the concepts ‘positioning’ and ‘storyline’, c.f. Bronwyn Davies, and the empirical material consists of interviews and observations in the theoretical periods and in the traineeships. The paper suggests that a shift from identity to subjectivity may help students to deal with the diversity of ‘care helpers’ and thereby help them to figure out what kind of care helper they want to be.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato8 mar. 2012
    Antal sider8
    StatusUdgivet - 8 mar. 2012
    BegivenhedNFPF/NERA's 40th Congress: Everyday life, education and their transformations in a Nordic and globalized context - Department of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Danmark
    Varighed: 8 mar. 201210 mar. 2012

    Konference

    KonferenceNFPF/NERA's 40th Congress
    LokationDepartment of Education, Aarhus University
    LandDanmark
    ByCopenhagen
    Periode08/03/201210/03/2012

    Emneord

    • Identity
    • Theoretical courses
    • Traineeships

    Citer dette

    Jensen, A. W. (2012). Becoming Care Helper. Afhandling præsenteret på NFPF/NERA's 40th Congress, Copenhagen, Danmark.
    Jensen, Anne Winther. / Becoming Care Helper. Afhandling præsenteret på NFPF/NERA's 40th Congress, Copenhagen, Danmark.8 s.
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