Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice : Teaching with a professional compass, Hardback Book

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice : Teaching with a professional compass Hardback

Part of the Foundations and Futures of Education series

Description

Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice focuses on a key, but neglected, element of a teacher's identity: that of their subject expertise.

Studies of teachers' professional practice have shown the importance of a teacher's identity and the extent to which it can affect their resilience, commitment and ultimately their effectiveness.

Drawing upon narrative research undertaken with a range of teachers over a period of 14 years, the book explores how subject expertise can play a significant role in teacher identity, acting as a professional compass guiding teachers at all levels of their professional practice.

It reveals powerful individual stories of meaning-making which highlight the dynamic importance of teachers' subject expertiseThe book's metaphor of a professional compass goes to the heart of teacher professionalism, and provides a valuable mechanism to enable teachers to respond to challenges they face in their daily practice.

It enables teachers to consider the moral dimensions of their practice, and can constitute a significant component in professional formation and identity.

Throughout the book the importance of subject expertise for teachers' professional practice is explored at a range of scales: from the classroom to broad education policy, and at different stages of a teacher's career which offers readers a deeper understanding of the importance of subject expertise for teachers. Teacher Subject Identity in Professional Practice makes a significant contribution to an under-researched area.

It identifies the role and significance of teachers' subject expertise as a dimension of their teacher identity.

The book is key reading for teacher educators, policy makers and researchers with an interest in teachers' professional development and practice.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 154 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Moral & social purpose of education
  • ISBN: 9781138025905

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