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Turner, Lynda; Tobbell, Jane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article considers ethnographic data collected during undergraduate students' transition to higher education. Drawing on communities of practice theory, the research focuses on the psychological process of identity as a trajectory, considering how reconciliation and negotiation of identities across and between communities influence transition.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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Lithari, Eleni – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
Identity construction for individuals with dyslexia is significantly moulded by their transition to and experiences within secondary education. This is an interview-based study with 20 participants living in England. Support-related school experiences, relationships with teachers, societal perceptions about the importance of literacy and academic…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Self Concept
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Bond, Bee – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines the multiple, intersecting identities expressed by international taught-post graduate students who are studying in a culture and language that is not their own. The study presented includes the collection of data around and beyond a planned pedagogical intervention on a pre-sessional EAP programme. The data were thematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, English for Academic Purposes
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O'Keeffe, Helen – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2019
Notwithstanding the increasing number of UK and international studies focused on parental involvement in education and parental imprisonment there remains little focus upon the involvement of imprisoned fathers in children's education and the impact of this upon paternal identity. Despite the now accepted perspective that parental imprisonment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Parent Participation, Identification (Psychology)
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Brown, Sheridan; Everson, John – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This longitudinal study of trainee teachers in post-compulsory education and training was conducted over an 18-month period and explores the interplay between identity and self-esteem in trainees' professional development. The study contributes to the developing body of work on trainee teachers' professional identities and serves to offer new…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Dalby, Diane – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2017
Professional identities may be viewed as narrative constructions in social situations but personal experiences and beliefs are fundamental influences in their development. Within Further Education colleges in England, mathematics teachers are typically expected to fulfil multiple roles, teaching a wide range of curricula and age groups, and this…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries, Continuing Education
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Edge, Karen; Descours, Katherine; Oxley, Laura – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2017
Inspired by scholarly calls to focus more intently on the influence of context on leaders' construction and negotiation of identity, this paper draws on evidence from our Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project in London, New York City and Toronto. Throughout the paper, we strive to illuminate how the city-based context influences how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Leadership, Age Groups
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Amott, Penny – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Identity transformation from teacher to teacher educator is problematic as an 'expert become novice'. The need for professional development for neophyte teacher educators is accepted. The focus of such professional learning has been on the development of an academic identity and engaging in research; the transition in identity is assumed to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Personal Narratives, Teacher Educators, Biographies
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Shelton, Chris – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Studies of teachers in higher education have acknowledged the relationship between teaching and teacher identity. Teacher identity is seen as dynamic, context-specific, and encompassing a teachers' sense of meaning, values and self-esteem. This article considers the relationship between the values dimension of teacher identity and the use of…
Descriptors: Caring, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Professional Identity
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Levinson, Martin P. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Considering data from a research project with two Gypsy communities (2010-2012) in South West England, this article explores issues of education and identity. The two communities have contrasting experiences within the education system. Informed by inter-disciplinary perspectives on identity and assimilation theories, the article explores these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Migrants
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Skerritt, Craig – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
A post-structural approach to exploring identity is taken in this paper in that identity is considered here as being socially constructed through discourse, which has deep implications for the shaping of subjectivity and practice. Given both the potential academisation and Anglicisation of Irish schools, and the additional re-drawing of what…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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West, Anne; Wolfe, David – London Review of Education, 2019
This article focuses on the transformative academies policy in England. Based on an analysis of documentary evidence, we argue that the policy has resulted in the fragmentation of the state-funded school system and stark variation between academies, with those within multi-academy trusts (MATs) having no legal identity. We examine the variation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
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Evans, Michael; Liu, Yongcan – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2018
Research into the language socialisation of migrant-background children in new educational contexts has pointed to a complex relationship between language, identity, and social integration. This article helps us to further define this relationship in two main ways. Firstly, through focusing on the specific (and largely neglected) context of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Self Concept, Social Integration, Language Usage
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Callender, Christine – Management in Education, 2018
This article draws on a study of black male teachers who teach in primary schools, and aims to contribute to studies of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) teachers. Interviews with 10 participants examine the nexus of professional and social identities and how these are (re)constructed in or by schools. The teachers' agentic actions provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Elementary School Teachers, Minority Group Teachers
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Fox, Alison – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study in an English context focused on the development of teachers identified as "emergent" school leaders. It explored the aspirations and experiences of such leaders, applying a sociocultural view of identity development. Five participants from across school phases, backgrounds and ages were interviewed and generated participant…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Aspiration, Teacher Characteristics, Interviews
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