Becoming Care Helper

Anne Winther Jensen

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date8 Mar 2012
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2012
    EventNFPF/NERA's 40th Congress: Everyday life, education and their transformations in a Nordic and globalized context - Department of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 8 Mar 201210 Mar 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceNFPF/NERA's 40th Congress
    LocationDepartment of Education, Aarhus University
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period08/03/201210/03/2012

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    Jensen, A. W. (2012). Becoming Care Helper. Paper presented at NFPF/NERA's 40th Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Jensen, Anne Winther. / Becoming Care Helper. Paper presented at NFPF/NERA's 40th Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark.8 p.
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