Teachers as Professional Learners: Contextualising Identity across Policy and Practice

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Larsen, Ellen and Allen, Jeanne Maree. 2021. Teachers as Professional Learners: Contextualising Identity across Policy and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.
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Teachers as Professional Learners: Contextualising Identity across Policy and Practice

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID2865
AuthorsLarsen, Ellen (Author) and Allen, Jeanne Maree (Author)
Number of Pages196
Year2021
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN9783030659301
9783030659318
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65931-8
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-65931-8
Abstract

Drawing upon data from an Australian study, this book gives voice to beginning teachers navigating their way through their first year of teaching and discovering what it means to be professional learners. The chapters within provide rich insights into the ways in which beginning teachers make sense of the new and challenging experiences they face during the first year of teaching, and how these influence the development of their learner identities at this formative time of their careers. Professional learning, in response to teacher standards and associated accountability measures, often fails to acknowledge the importance of internal motivation and attitude to beginning teachers’ sense of a professional learner identity. This book offers policy makers, teacher educators, school leaders, mentors and teachers a way of thinking about how beginning teachers can be supported to grow professionally and construct their identities as professional learners.

Keywordsprofessional learner identity; professional learning; teacher identity; teacher standards; beginning teachers; initial teacher education; ITE
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390201. Education policy
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Education
Griffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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