Pedagog specjalny w świetle metafor – samoopis roli zawodowej

Sławomir Olszewski


Special Educators’ self-understanding through metaphors

Self-understanding, perception of profession is one of the important indicators of the professional identity. This study based on results of research on professional identity in special educators working with persons with intellectual disability. The purpose of this study was concentrated on metaphorical ways used in special educator’s self-defining. The most important ways of understanding of profession through metaphors are described. An exploration of metaphorical descriptions suggests that they can be optimal start point to reflection on individual perception of professional space, and in this context can be helpful in construction and re-construction of professional identity in special educators.

Słowa kluczowe: metafora, pedagog specjalny, tożsamość zawodowa