Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education

Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education

Paul Breen (Greenwich School of Management, UK)
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Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 437
ISBN13: 9781466659902|ISBN10: 1466659904|EISBN13: 9781466659919|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5990-2


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender, Racial, and Religious Barriers in Teaching
  • Higher Education and the First Year Experience
  • Philosophies, Traditional Pedagogy, and New Technologies
  • Pre-School Teacher Identity
  • Second Career Pre-Service Teachers
  • Teacher Education for the 21st Century
  • Teacher Identity in a Non-Native Speaking Environment

Reviews and Testimonials

In case studies from many contexts and disciplines, scholars of education and English literature explore the role of teacher identity in shaping actions in the classroom and creating a quality learning environment. Their topics include redesigning teacher education programs to meet the needs of today's second-career pre-service teachers, exploring the identity of non-native teachers of English through narratives of their experience, the life stories of three teachers returning to Pakistan after studying in Britain, constructing an identity through innovative teaching practices, and the role of motivation in teaching tertiary level students.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Paul Breen is a Senior Lecturer in University of Westminster, London and a PhD graduate of University of Manchester. He has previously completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education, and a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in English Language Teaching and Educational Technology. Born in Ireland, he has worked in a number of contexts both in the UK and overseas, including language schools in Japan and Australia, as well as a national university of technology in Korea. This is his first edited book publication, but he has previously had chapters and articles published in other academic works, alongside a body of publication in associated areas of interest. These include previous IGI Global publications edited by Siran Mukerji and Purnendu Tripathi, a conversational English textbook, and a work of fiction published in 2014 by Thames River Press. In recent years, he has presented at educational conferences in the United Kingdom, the United States, Finland, and Albania. Paul’s research interests are primarily in the areas of identity (professional, personal, and cultural), teacher development, educational technology, and studies conducted in researchers’ own workplaces.