Professional Identities in Initial Teacher Education

The Narratives and Questions of Teacher Agency

  • Denise Mifsud

About this book


This book explores the perception, construction and performance of professional identities in initial teacher education (ITE). Drawn from a collection of narrative data from postgraduate students, the author explores these topics through school placement, career choice motivations, the attractiveness of the teaching profession, the presentation of personal and professional selves, and professional standards.
The findings of this study can be applied across both European and global dimensions. The use of narrative methodology for data collection, in addition to the implementation of various theoretical frameworks, ensures that the book holds a wide appeal. Interweaving theory with personal experiences, this reflective book will appeal to students and scholars of ITE, as well as early career researchers and practitioners.


ITE and professional identity Developing as a teacher Challenges in the early days of teaching Understanding the role of the teacher Teacher researcher teacher education identity crisis professional and personal identities

Authors and affiliations

  • Denise Mifsud
    • 1
  1. 1.Ministry of Education and EmploymentGozo CollegeGozoMalta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76173-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76174-9
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