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Research on Teacher Identity

Mapping Challenges and Innovations

  • Paul A. Schutz
  • Ji Hong
  • Dionne Cross Francis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Research on Teacher Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul A. Schutz, Dionne Cross Francis, Ji Hong
      Pages 3-9
  3. Theoretical Understandings of Teacher Identity Development

  4. Teacher Identity Development in Various Learning Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Martine M. van Rijswijk, Larike H. Bronkhorst, Sanne F. Akkerman, Jan van Tartwijk
      Pages 97-107
  5. Teacher Identity Development in the Content Areas

About this book


Understanding teachers’ professional identities and their development is key to unpacking teachers’ professional lives, the quality of their instruction, their motivation and commitment to teach, and their career decision making. This book features a number of scholars from around the world who represent a variety of disciplines, scientific paradigms, and inquiry methods in researching teacher identity. By bringing these chapters together, this volume initiates active scholarly conversations and extends the boundaries of teacher identity research and practice. This collection of chapters provides significant insight into teacher identity and will be essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, professional developers, and policy makers at various levels. 


teacher development teacher self-understanding teacher role pre-service teachers millennial teachers teacher emotions teacher attributions teacher education teacher self-concept identity transformation professional identity teacher career motivation teacher development

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Schutz
    • 1
  • Ji Hong
    • 2
  • Dionne Cross Francis
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TexasSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.University of OklahomaNormanUSA
  3. 3.Indiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

About the editors

Paul A. Schutz is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include the nature of emotion, emotional regulation, and teachers’ understandings of emotion in the classroom. He is a past president for Division 15: Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association and a former co-editor of the Educational Researcher: Research News and Comments.

Dionne Cross Francis is an associate professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University and the Director of the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration. Her research interests include investigating the relationships among psychological constructs such as beliefs, identity and emotions and how the interplay between these constructs influence teachers’ instructional decision-making prior to and during the act of teaching (mathematics).

Ji Hong an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on pre-service and in-service teachers’ professional identity development, motivation to teach, emotions, and resilience in relation to teacher retention and teacher effectiveness. She is an Associate Editor of Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, and an Editorial Board member of Contemporary Educational Psychology.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Research on Teacher Identity
  • Book Subtitle Mapping Challenges and Innovations
  • Editors Paul A. Schutz
    Ji Hong
    Dionne Cross Francis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93835-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06728-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93836-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Teaching and Teacher Education
    Educational Psychology
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