Dr. Hamid Asghari is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Educational Studies at Karlstad University. He has completed a Ph.D. in educational work with the thesis "From growing up to the teacher act: A life story study with eight vocational teachers in the industrial-technology programme". In the thesis Asghari explores the experience of teaching in the industrial-technology programme in the context of both a working life and a vocational education in constant change. The thesis takes a social constructivist approach to eight vocational teachers’ life stories, which are constructed on the basis of interviews. The life stories are analysed in terms of recurring themes in the teachers’ accounts of how they approach and teach their students as well as in terms of the teaching goals and strategies that emerge in their life stories. A total of fifteen interviews were conducted, generating a number of teacher profiles, which display the relation between the teachers’ previous life experiences and their teaching practices. Results show five recurring themes in the teacher profiles. The themes are: Being a caring adult for vocational students, teaching them the required basic knowledge for the education, teaching them respect and discipline, teaching them the value of struggling on and not giving up, and showing them the possibility of international employment. Moreover, the teaching goals and strategies emerging from the life stories show that the teachers can be said to educate different types of industrial workers. As a result of these findings, vocational education can be seen as more than a preparation for working life. Vocational teachers with different life experiences create different relationships with their students in order to enable them to manage school and to succeed in life. Because of the continuously changing job market, vocational teachers have completed various forms of education and worked in various industries during different time periods of their lives. It appears that they educate their students and prepare them for a future life at work based on these experiences.
Dr. Asghari works at the Department of Educational Studies, Karlstad University. He is a course leader for the course School as System and Idea - Vocational Education,15 ECTS credits and teach various courses within the teacher program. He is also a supervisor for a number of students in their degree projects.
Dr. Asghari has some research cooperation with Dr. Marzanna Pogorzelska, senior lecturer in comparative education at Opole University, Poland. Pictures of his lecture at the Institute of Pedagogical Sciences at Opole University are available here: http://inp.uni.opole.pl/2016/12/09/relacja-z-wizyty/
Asghari, H. (2012). Relationen mellan tidigare livs- och yrkeserfarenheter och undervisning på industriprogrammet i två yrkeslärares livsberättelser. I M. Karlsson & H. Pérez Prieto (Red.), Livsberättelser: Mening och identitet i tid och rum (ss. 7-20). Karlstad: Karlstads universitet.
Asghari, H. (2014). Från uppväxt till lärargärning: En livsberättelsestudie med åtta yrkeslärare på industritekniska programmet. Doktorsavhandling, Karlstad: Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap, Pedagogiskt arbete, Karlstads universitet.
Andersén, A., & Asghari, H. (2016). Identitetsframträdande och positionering i handledares berättelser. I H. P. Prieto & C. Roos (Red.), Kapet (elektronisk) (Vol. 12, ss. 87-102). Karlstad: Karlstads universitet.
Asghari, H. (2010). Att analysera yrkeslärarnas berättelser tematiskt. Paper presenterat vid NORDYRK 2010, Profesjonshøgskolen, Høgskolen i Bodø, Norge, 01-02 juni.
Asghari, H. (2011). Vocational Teachers’ stories about the choice of teaching materials. Paper presenterat vid 39th NFPF/NERA Congress in Jyväskylä 2011, The Faculty of Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 10-12 mars.
Asghari, H. (2011). Yrkeslärares berättelser om yrkeskunskap. Paper presenterat vid NORDYRK 2011, Högskolan på Åland, Mariehamn, 15-16 juni
Asghari, H. (2013). Yrkeslärarnas berättelser om liv och yrke. Paper presenterat vid NORDYRK 2013, Karlstads universitet, 12-14 juni.
Asghari, H. (2014). Yrkeslärares berättade erfarenheter om kunskapsbedömning. Paper presenterat vid 7:e livsberättelsekonferensen, Karlstad, 20-21 november.
Asghari, H. (2015). Framträdande teman om yrkeskunnande ur yrkeslärarnas livserfarenheter. Paper presenterat vid 8:e livsberättelsekonferensen, Linköping, 19-20 november.
Asghari, H. & Lindberg, V. (2015). Yrkeslärarnas berättande erfarenheter om bedömning. NORDYRK 2015, Haaga‐Helia, Haga Campus, Helsingfors, Finland 10-12 juni
Asghari, H. (2016). Framträdande teman om yrkeskunnande ur yrkeslärarnas livserfarenheter. Paper presenterat vid NORDYRK 2016, Roskilde, Danmark, 08-10 juni.
Asghari, H. (2016). From growing up to the teacher act- A life story study with eight vocational teachers in the industrial-technology programme. Paper presented at the Vocational Education & Training: Emerging Issues? Voices from Research IV International Conference & Research Workshop.
Asghari, H. (2016). När min tidigare identitet försvann. Paper presenterat vid 9:e livsberättelsekonferensen, Uppsala, 24-25 november.
Asghari, H. (2017). Vocational knowledge in industrial technology program as it emerges from three vocational teachers’ life stories. Paper presented at the Vocational Education & Training: Emerging Issues? Voices from Research IV International Conference & Research Workshop.
Lindberg, V., & Asghari, H. (2015). Vocational teachers’ experiences of assessing vocational knowledge. Paper presented at the Vocational Education & Training: Emerging Issues? Voices from Research IV International Conference & Research Workshop.