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

  6. Social Historical Contextual Influences on Teacher Identity Development

  7. A Future Agenda for Research on Teacher Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Ji Hong, Dionne Cross Francis, Paul A. Schutz
      Pages 243-251

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. 


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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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93835-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93836-3
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