Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education, 1st Edition

  • Paul Breen
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  • ISBN-10: 1466659912
  • ISBN-13: 9781466659919
  • DDC: 370.71
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 346 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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As our world becomes increasingly diverse and technologically-driven, the role and identities of teachers continues to change. Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education seeks to address this change and provide an accurate depiction of the teaching profession today. This thought-provoking collection of cases covers a range of educational contexts from preschool teaching in Europe to higher education in Australia and North America, and draws on expert knowledge of these diverse contexts, centered on a common theme of teacher identity. This book can be used by teacher educators and trainee teachers, as well as those who have an interest in social research into teaching.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Role of Early Learning Experience in Shaping Teacher Cognition and Technology Use.
2: Preschool Teacher Identity.
3: Redesigning Teacher Education Programs to Meet the Needs of Today's Second Career Pre-Service Teachers.
4: Getting Personal: An Autoethnographic Study of the Professional Identit(ies) of Lecturers in an Australian Pathway Institution.
5: A Case Study of Transformational Teaching Experiences of Higher Education Faculty in the United States: Narratives of Teacher Experience.
6: Exploring Identity of Non-Native Teachers of English through Narratives of their Experience.
7: On Returning to Pakistan after Studying in the UK: The Life Stories of Three Teachers.
8: African American Women, Education, and Self-Actualization: Confronting Gender and Racial Barriers in Religious Institutions.
9: Teaching English Literature to a Heterogeneous Class: The Challenges and Problems of Differing Identities.
10: Global Examples of Approaches to Teacher Education in the 21st Century: Creating Theory-Practice Nexus through Collaboration.
11: Challenging Traditions: Constructing an Identity through Innovative Teaching Practices.
12: Teachers in Transition: The Road to EAP.
13: Philosophies, Traditional Pedagogy, and New Technologies: A Report on a Case Study of EAP Teachers' Integration of Technology into Traditional Practice.
14: The Role of Blogging in a Changing Society: Theory, Practice, and Implications.
15: The Baby in the Bathwater: A Discussion of the Role of Motivation in Teaching Tertiary Level Students.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.