Teachers' Professional Identity Negotiations in Two Different Work Organisations

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dc.contributor.author Vähäsantanen, Katja
dc.contributor.author Hökkä, Päivi
dc.contributor.author Eteläpelto, Anneli
dc.contributor.author Rasku-Puttonen, Helena
dc.contributor.author Littleton, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T08:15:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T08:15:38Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Vähäsantanen, K., Hökkä, P., Eteläpelto, A., Rasku-Puttonen, H., & Littleton, K. (2008). Teachers' Professional Identity Negotiations in Two Different Work Organisations. Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education, 1 (2), 131-148.
dc.identifier.issn 1874-785X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37530
dc.description.abstract Recent studies have described professional identity as the interplay between individual agency and social context. However, we need to understand how these are intertwined in different kinds of work settings. This paper focuses on teachers’ professional identity negotiations as involving the work organisation, the professional community and individual agency. The data were gathered from two work organisations representing different management cultures and sources of control over teachers’ work. Open-ended narrative interviews were used, focusing on teachers’ own experiences and perceptions. A data-driven qualitative analysis was applied. Our findings indicated that different work organisations provided differing resources for teachers’ professional identity negotiations. Teachers were more committed to their work organisation if they had enough agency, if they had opportunities to practise their own orientations towards the profession, and if major changes were not imposed on their working practices from outside. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vocations and Learning
dc.rights © 2008 Springer Science + Business Media B.V. This is an electronic final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the journal Vocations and Learning by Springer.
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dc.subject.other ammatti-identiteetti fi
dc.subject.other agenttius fi
dc.subject.other sitoutuminen fi
dc.subject.other opettajat fi
dc.subject.other teachers en
dc.subject.other professional identity en
dc.subject.other agency en
dc.subject.other commitment en
dc.title Teachers' Professional Identity Negotiations in Two Different Work Organisations
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201203121402
dc.subject.kota 516
dc.contributor.laitos Kasvatustieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Opettajankoulutuslaitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Education en
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Teacher Education en
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi DOI:10.1007/s12186-008-9008-z
dc.description.version Author's final draft
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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