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Teacher identity and early career resilience: exploring the links


Pearce, J and Morrison, C, Teacher identity and early career resilience: exploring the links, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36, (1) Article 4. ISSN 1835-517X (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2011v36n1.4


A collaborative research project that explored the impact of professional, individual and relational conditions on the resilience of early career teachers revealed the importance of understanding how they engage in the formation of professional identities. Drawing on the traditions of narrative enquiry and critical ethnography, this article focuses on the story of Norah, one of sixty beginning teachers interviewed for this study, as she experienced becoming a teacher. Norah’s story provides an insight into how early career teachers engage in shaping a professional identity, and leads us to suggest that resilience may be enhanced when early career teachers engage consciously and in relationship with others in this process.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Early career teacher resilience; Teacher professional identity; Workforce transition;
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Morrison, C (Dr Chad Morrison)
ID Code:111602
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:63
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-09-26
Last Modified:2016-10-11
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