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Dunham, Nicola – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper presents research findings in relation to the multiple identities of students undertaking early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE). The research draws on the understanding that social actors hold multiple identities based on membership across a myriad of social groups, or communities. Data was gathered using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Moses, Lindsey; Qiao, Xue – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2018
The purpose of this yearlong study was to examine literate identity development of first-grade students in a student-centered, literature-based classroom where meaning making was privileged over decoding skills. This cross-case analysis traced the identity trajectories of two case studies: one student with strong decoding skills (above grade level…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills
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Madden, Lauren; Wiebe, Eric – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This narrative case study examined the relationship between teacher identity and elementary science teaching. Teacher identity was described using a modification of Gee's framework incorporating three perspectives: the teachers' self-described identity, the researchers' view of teacher identity, and the students' views of teacher identity. Over…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Case Studies, Professional Identity, Student Attitudes
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Sisson, Jamie Huff – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Human agency is significant to the understanding of professional identities and actions. It is through human agency that individuals can become powerful in changing or authoring their own identities. Stemming from a larger narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of public preschool teachers, this paper draws on…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Public School Teachers
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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lavina, Leanne; Lawson, Fiona – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
How do we develop understanding of our teacher identities and what can aesthetic modes offer to assist reflection and learning about shifting images of identity? These questions provoked our auto-ethnographic project. As two experienced early childhood teachers, we found ourselves transitioning into new professional terrain as teacher-researcher…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Ethnography, Reflection
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Gross, Michal; Hochberg, Nurit – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
How do pre-service teachers perceive place identity, and is there a connection between their formative place identity and the development of their professional teaching identity? These questions are probed among pre-service teachers who participated in a course titled "Integrating Nature into Preschool." The design of the course was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Identification (Psychology), Preschool Education
Heffernan, Kayla – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Despite the effort of teacher education programs, early childhood, and elementary preservice teachers often fear mathematics, have high mathematics anxiety, hold negative self-perceptions in relation to mathematics, find mathematics irrelevant, and have low mathematics achievement. The aim of this study was to implement and investigate the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Zhang, Limin; Yu, Shulin – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Although studies on teacher identity have proliferated in recent years, and examinations of the said topic have been conducted under various educational contexts, limited focus has been given to teacher identity in the early childhood educational context. Drawing upon data from semi-structured interviews with five early childhood teachers, this…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity
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Dori, Nitsa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
A Jewish-Israeli identity incorporates two identities--Jewish and Israeli, and various philosophers suggest different ways to view the combination or separation of these identities. Agasi and Samucha come from different approaches to suggest ways of integrating both identities. They speak about the existing division between the two identities, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Cultural Influences, Social Values
Rea, Ruthie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many teachers have good intentions but are not prepared to engage students, colleagues and parents in conversations about race and Black racial identity. This inquiry postulated that learning about Nigrescence theory helps educators better understand Black racial identity development. Accordingly, a cohort of urban early childhood teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Racial Identification, African American Students
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Kuby, Candace R; Vaughn, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2015
This cross-case qualitative study draws on poststructural notions of identity to explore the relationship between multimodal literacies of young children and their becoming identities. Although research focuses on the products or texts of multiliteracies, more research is needed to examine shifting identities in the process of students creating.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Empowerment, Multiple Literacies, Qualitative Research
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Miller, Erin T. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
Teacher education programs in the US, recognizing the mismatch that exists in preschool provision between mostly white teachers and a very diverse intake of young children, have begun to explore ways of raising racial awareness among pre-service teachers, with the aim of improving non-white children's classroom experiences and outcomes. This paper…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Identification, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers
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Jones, Shelley; Mutumba, Safina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a collaborative action research project, conducted in a pre-primary school in South Central Uganda, which explores the opportunities for children to draw upon and integrate their home and community-based knowledge and experiences through mother tongue (MT) instruction and resources. We use the funds of knowledge (Moll,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Background, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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Kao, Yu-Shu; Chen, Ya-Ling – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
A new job position, "educare giver," which was created after kindergartens and preschools in Taiwan were integrated in 2012, has caused several problems such as ambiguity in the role of childcare givers and inequity in the division of labour. Studies have provided a limited scope and have not examined the identities and struggles of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Professional Identity, Socialization
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