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Carter, Susan; Gunn, Vicky – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
Doctoral learning entails transition from experienced student to stance-defending researcher, exposed to international critique: a disorientation and reorientation into a new identity. Arts and Humanities candidates typically navigate these moves without much of a map, choosing their own topics, avoiding the more externally defined approach…
Descriptors: Art, Humanities, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students
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Uçar, Murat Berat; Canpolat, Erdal – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among the preservice science teachers' proenvironmental behaviours, environmental identity, and ecocentric and anthropocentric attitudes toward environment. A total of 576 (407 females and 169 males) preservice science teachers enrolling in five public universities' education faculties in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Cockain, Alex – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2016
Based upon ethnographic research, this article explores undergraduate students' experiences at a normal university in Shanghai focusing on the types of identities and forms of sociality emerging therein. Although students' symptoms of disappointment seem to indicate the power of university experiences to extinguish purposeful action, this article…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Self Concept, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Mohammadi, Habib; Izadpanah, Siros – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Due to the development of English as an international language and dominance of fever of it, researchers were interested in the influential factors in learning English as a foreign or second language, and their relationship with English learning, such as; gender, different kinds of identity, religion, and etc. However, there are few studies on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Identification (Psychology)
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Martinez-Vogt, Emily – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This theoretical paper is based on a larger study focused on understanding the experiences of Latina community college students. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Silence to Resilience Model, which involves four phases that Latinas encounter upon or throughout their transition to community college including: (1) Racism on campus, (2)…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Two Year College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
Hibma, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the unique sexual and religious identity development of sexual minorities who attend evangelical Christian institutions of higher education. Although research exists on sexual identity development and religious identity development, scant research exists as to how these developmental areas…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Sexuality, Religion, Christianity
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Hammond, Shane Patrick – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
This qualitative study illustrates how complex perceptions of identity influence the community college experience for student veterans who have been in combat, creating barriers to their overall persistence. The collective experiences of student combat veterans at two community colleges in northwestern Massachusetts are presented, and a Combat…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Veterans, Veterans Education
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Stringer, Kate J.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Career identity development is salient in adolescence and young adulthood, but little research has assessed career identity in populations other than four-year college students. Context should be considered when examining career identity, and to address this gap in the literature, the current study examined the extent to which parental support for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Career Development, Parent Influence
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Sedivy-Benton, Amy L.; Leland, Katrina M.; Pinneo, Lundon A. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Teacher education is a field that is often under scrutiny as a field whose professionals are underqualified or being staffed by individuals who do not care. This work explores the experiences of three teacher educators, how they came to their profession, and how they found both their communities of practice and their professional identities. Their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Career Choice, Communities of Practice
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Muszkat-Barkan, Michal; Rosenstein, Marc J. – Religious Education, 2018
We examined Israeli Reform rabbis' reflections on what components of their training most influenced the development of their rabbinical identity. Theoretical perspectives applied in planning the study and analyzing the data were: professional identity formation; pedagogies of training clergy; and taught vs. learned curriculum. We identified four…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Education, Clergy, Professional Identity
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Sanya Pelini, Eunice – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
A teacher's representation of self is crucial in how they construct their identity. In this article, it is argued that pre-service teachers' identities are intricately linked to their perceptions of the teaching profession. This paper explores the social construction of identity among pre-service teachers and the implications for professional…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Nguyen, Minh Hue – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This paper reports on how Maria (pseudonym), a non-native English speaker (NNES) and preservice teacher (PST) of English as an additional language (EAL), developed her professional identity during the practicum in an Australian secondary school. Drawing on activity theory, the study identified contradictions in Maria's practicum activity and…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Learning
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Marine, Susan; Trebisacci, Ashley – Journal of College Student Development, 2018
Campus sexual violence activists (CSVAs) work to challenge their campuses by actively opposing rape culture, changing policies and practices, and educating their peers to prevent sexual violence. Despite renewed activism on campuses, little is known about how CSVAs conceive of their identities, and how their identities change through the…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Rape, Violence, Activism
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McClain, Shannon; Beasley, Samuel T.; Jones, Bianca; Awosogba, Olufunke; Jackson, Stacey; Cokley, Kevin – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2016
This study examined ethnic identity, racial centrality, minority status stress, and impostor feelings as predictors of mental health in a sample of 218 Black college students. Ethnic identity was found to be a significant positive predictor of mental health, whereas minority status stress and impostor feelings were significant negative predictors.…
Descriptors: African American Students, College Students, Racial Identification, Ethnicity
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Prati, Gabriele; Albanesi, Cinzia; Pietrantoni, Luca – Environmental Education Research, 2017
By using a panel design in a sample of 298 undergraduate/master students at an Italian public university, the present study aimed to test longitudinally the interplay among environmental attitudes, pro-environmental behavior, social identity, and pro-environmental institutional climate. The relationships were tested with cross-lagged analysis…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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