Impact de la culture sur l’évolution des perceptions des enseignants immigrants
Immigrant teachers now represent 7.99% of Canadian teachers. However, very few studies are interested in the impact of their culture on their role as "cultural brokers". This exploratory research examines the issue of changing perceptions of immigrant teachers during their teaching practice in Quebec. As part of this qualitative and interpretive research, five immigrant high school teachers from Cameroon, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Algeria and Uruguay shared their experience in the education system of Quebec (SEQ). The analysis of their life stories was carried out through the identification of units of meaning, which were organized in order to identify the indicators that describe the phenomenon studied. The results show that immigrant teachers experience a professional culture shock caused by the shift in perceptions of what a teacher and a student are between their home country and Quebec. Teachers who have effectively overcome this gap have begun to develop a tertiary culture that allows the evolution of their perceptions. Finally, to promote the adaptation of immigrant teachers to the SEQ, awareness of professional culture shock, observation internships and twinning with experienced immigrant teachers should be considered.
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