Search results for: Self concept
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This article draws on possible-selves theory to describe how future-oriented thought provides identity-relevant information and motivation to pursue self-relevant goals. The authors analyzed the expected and feared possible selves of 221 beginning teachers. The analysis revealed four main categories: interpersonal relationships, classroom management, instruction, and professionalism.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2011
In this article, the author argues that recognizing the role of subjectivity and bringing in the researcher's positionality as a tool in the research process can not only enhance the ethical integrity of the research but also enhance both the research process and the analysis and interpretation of the data. The author explores the relational dynamics of a qualitative research study in which the author worked with 15 Bosnian adolescent female refugees and 10 Bosnian refugee community members living in New York City. The author's purpose is to explore their understandings of identity after conflict, flight, and relocation.
Updated: Feb. 28, 2011
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study. The study explored the experiences of one group of pre-service English language teachers in Hong Kong as they undertook an action research project as part of their undergraduate teacher training programme. The study indicates that as teacher researchers, the trainee teachers contested previously held perceptions about their engagement in teaching, their images of teachers and teaching, as well as their alignment with some aspects of contemporary educational discourse.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2010
This article considers the implications of mentoring for the discursive formation of professional identities of newly graduated teachers in Victoria, Australia. The paper draws attention to the effects of mentoring as conceived in this context on the construction of new teacher identities, the close relationship between professional standards and mentoring, the relationship between mentoring and the performative culture of schools, and what it means to be ‘a good teacher’ within this culture.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Drawing on the work of one teacher candidate, the author demonstrates what can be learnt about the process of discursively constructing a teacher identity. This teacher candidate positioned herself differently over time in relation to discourses from her teacher education programme about the importance of using detailed knowledge of students to guide planning and instruction. The findings have implications for the ways teacher educators work with teacher candidates around artefacts of practice.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
Identity Formation of Teacher–Mentors: An Analysis of Contrasting Experiences Using a Wengerian Matrix Framework
In this article, the authors use Wenger’s matrix framework to analyze the experiences of two teacher–mentors. The authors also use this framework to interpret how the teacher–mentors’ identities are formed during the process of mentoring student–teachers. Factors that contribute significantly to the development of the teacher–mentors’ identity include the school culture, the ‘personalities’ of the other community members, and the influence of other relevant communities of practice.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
This research explored the impact upon pre-service teachers' orientations towards the arts of a performing arts week within a one-year postgraduate teacher education programme. Findings indicated that the performing arts week had helped to strengthen participants' self-image as artistic individuals who recognise the value of the arts in children's education.
Updated: Aug. 15, 2010
Professional Identity Creation: Examining the Development of Beginning Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Their Work as Teachers
In making the transition from student to teacher, preservice teachers create their own professional identity. This study examines the preservice teachers’ ability to articulate this identity through a new construct, a “teachers' voice”. A teachers' voice, develops when preservice teachers interpret and reinterpret their experiences through the processes of reflection. A teachers' voice is articulated as part of the persons' self-image. The construct, a teachers' voice, was investigated by examining changes in preservice teachers' contributions in an online discussion forum.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
The goal of this article is to understand, by way of a life history, how globalization impacts the working class in a developing nation. The concept of globalization and the method of life history seem diametrically opposed. The author takes issue with the idea that the two concepts are incompatible and instead suggests that life history affords a way to come to terms with globalization that is often missing from large cross-national studies. The author has used life history as a way to understand how one Malaysian low-income working-class youth sees himself in a time fraught with change and ambiguity, and by doing so, hopefully have shed light on how we might employ life history to understand how education is being changed by globalization.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
The Role of Action Research in Transforming Teacher Identity: Modes of Belonging and Ecological Perspectives
Using data from a three-year action research project, the author examines how action research may be used to promote and support teacher identity construction and reconstruction. More specifically, the author examines how modes of belonging were enacted in teacher-centred action research communities of practice. As well, an ecological perspective is adopted to provide insight into how teachers’ identities are formed and reformed in the context of teacher-centred action research.
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010