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Original article | Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education 2022, Vol. 3(2) 113-127

What should we understand from teachers' professional identity? An overview of the literature

Ünal Deni̇z

pp. 113 - 127   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/jirte.2022.464.4   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2203-19-0003.R1

Published online: September 13, 2022  |   Number of Views: 33  |  Number of Download: 185


Abstract

The roles of teachers in organizing, directing, evaluating, and applying within the school place teachers in a critical position in determining the quality of education. For this reason, it is accepted that teacher qualification is an important indicator of the quality of education. At this point, the concept of professional identity, which includes teachers' professional learning, development, and practices, gains importance. The concept of professional identity emerged as a separate research topic in the literature after the 1980s and has gradually increased in the following years. Although current studies provide an important understanding of the concept, the formation and development of teachers’ professional identities continue to be seen as one of the main problem areas in the literature. From this point of view, in this study, the formation and development of teachers’ professional identities have been comprehensively discussed based on the relevant literature. The results of the research show that although teachers' professional identity has critical importance in teacher development and teaching practices, important questions remain about how teacher education can participate in identity construction. In this respect, it is thought that the results obtained within the scope of the study are important in terms of showing the basic elements that affect the formation and development of teachers’ professional identities. In addition, it is thought that the study may offer various ideas to policymakers and practitioners to establish a standard professional identity development procedure that will prioritize the professional development of teachers. 

Keywords: Professional Identity Development, Teachers’ Professional Identity, Theory-Practice in Professional Identity.


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Deni̇z, U. (2022). What should we understand from teachers' professional identity? An overview of the literature . Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education, 3(2), 113-127. doi: 10.29329/jirte.2022.464.4

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