ERIC Number: ED564010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education
Breen, Paul, Ed.
As our world becomes increasingly diverse and technologically-driven, the role and identities of teachers continues to change. "Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education" seeks to address this change and provide an accurate depiction of the teaching profession today. This thought-provoking collection of cases covers a range of educational contexts from preschool teaching in Europe to higher education in Australia and North America, and draws on expert knowledge of these diverse contexts, centered on a common theme of teacher identity. This book can be used by teacher educators and trainee teachers, as well as those who have an interest in social research into teaching. Following a foreword (Riad Nourallah), preface (Paul Breen), and acknowledgment section (Paul Breen), this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) The Role of Early Learning Experience in Shaping Teacher Cognition and Technology Use (Mariam Attia); (2) Preschool Teacher Identity (Sanja Tatalovic Vorkapic, Lidija Vujicic, and Renata Cepic); (3) Redesigning Teacher Education Programs to Meet the Needs of Today's Second Career Pre-Service Teachers (Patricia Dickenson); (4) Getting Personal: An Autoethnographic Study of the Professional Identit(ies) of Lecturers in an Australian Pathway Institution (Donna M. Velliaris and Craig R. Willis); (5) A Case Study of Transformational Teaching Experiences of Higher Education Faculty in the United States: Narratives of Teacher Experience (Alex Kumi-Yeboah); (6) Exploring Identity of Non-Native Teachers of English through Narratives of their Experience (Magdalena Rostron); (7) On Returning to Pakistan after Studying in the UK: The Life Stories of Three Teachers (Ambreen Shahriar); (8) African American Women, Education, and Self-Actualization: Confronting Gender and Racial Barriers in Religious Institutions (Theron N. Ford and Blanche Jackson Glimps); (9) Teaching English Literature to a Heterogeneous Class: The Challenges and Problems of Differing Identities (Sutapa Dutta); (10) Global Examples of Approaches to Teacher Education in the 21st Century: Creating Theory-Practice Nexus through Collaboration (Catherine McLoughlin and Prathiba Nagabhushan); (11) Challenging Traditions: Constructing an Identity through Innovative Teaching Practices (Magdalena De Stefani); (12) Teachers in Transition: The Road to EAP (Phillip Martin); (13) Philosophies, Traditional Pedagogy, and New Technologies: A Report on a Case Study of EAP Teachers' Integration of Technology into Traditional Practice (Paul Breen); (14) The Role of Blogging in a Changing Society: Theory, Practice, and Implications (Efi A. Nisiforou and Nikleia Eteokleous); and (15) The Baby in the Bathwater: A Discussion of the Role of Motivation in Teaching Tertiary Level Students (Patrick Healy). A compilation of references, a section about the contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Early Experience, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change, Ethnography, Case Studies, Teaching Experience, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Personal Narratives, African Americans, Females, Self Actualization, Barriers, English Literature, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Innovation, English for Academic Purposes, Technology Integration, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Teacher Motivation, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; North America; Pakistan; United Kingdom; United States