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Professional Identities in Initial Teacher Education

The Narratives and Questions of Teacher Agency

Authors: Mifsud, Denise

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  • Examines how teacher identities begin to form and coalesce during initial teacher education
  • Presents the fashioning and refashioning of juxtaposed professional and personal identities through a collection of narrative date
  • Draws out implications for theory, professional practice and policy
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This book explores the perception, construction and performance of professional identities in initial teacher education (ITE). Drawn from a collection of narrative data from postgraduate students, the author explores these topics through school placement, career choice motivations, the attractiveness of the teaching profession, the presentation of personal and professional selves, and professional standards. The findings of this study can be applied across both European and global dimensions. The use of narrative methodology for data collection, in addition to the implementation of various theoretical frameworks, ensures that the book holds a wide appeal. Interweaving theory with personal experiences, this reflective book will appeal to students and scholars of ITE, as well as early career researchers and practitioners.

About the authors

Denise Mifsud is the Gozo College Principal within the Ministry for Education and Employment, Malta, and an independent education researcher and consultant. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Setting the Stage for Student Teacher Identities in Initial Teacher Education

    Mifsud, Denise

    Pages 1-20

  • Initial Teacher Education and Its Representation in Literature: Global Policy Narratives

    Mifsud, Denise

    Pages 21-34

  • The Attractiveness of the Teaching Profession and Possible Links to Career Choice Motivations

    Mifsud, Denise

    Pages 35-55

  • I Always Wanted to Become a Teacher Because… Exploring Career Choice Motivations from the Lens of Actor-Network Theory

    Mifsud, Denise

    Pages 57-85

  • Who Am I? Student Teachers and Their Narratives of Identity Perception, Construction and Performance

    Mifsud, Denise

    Pages 87-125

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76174-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76173-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Identities in Initial Teacher Education
Book Subtitle
The Narratives and Questions of Teacher Agency
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76174-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76174-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76173-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 234
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