The professional agency of teacher educators amid academic discourses

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dc.contributor.author Hökkä, Päivi
dc.contributor.author Eteläpelto, Anneli
dc.contributor.author Rasku-Puttonen, Helena
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T08:38:49Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-20T21:45:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Hökkä, P., Eteläpelto, A. & Rasku-Puttonen, H. (2012). The professional agency of teacher educators amid academic discourses. Journal of Education for Teaching, Vol. 38, Iss. 1, p. 83-102. DOI:10.1080/02607476.2012.643659
dc.identifier.issn 0260-7476
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37531
dc.description.abstract Agency has been seen as fundamental in the renegotiation of professional identities. However, it is unclear how teacher educators exercise their professional agency in their work, and how multiple discourses frame and restrict the practice of their professional agency. This study examines how teacher educators practise agency in negotiating their professional identities amid the multiple discourses emerging from the academic context of their work. The aim was to investigate educators’ locally expressed professional agency in the context of the more global discourses that may construct teacher educator identities. The analysis made use of applied thematic discursive analysis to address patterns of talk relating to teacher educators’ manifestations of agency within their work as teachers and researchers. Professional agency was found to be strong in the construction of their teacher identity. By contrast, the construction of their researcher identity was subjugated, complex and characterised by a lack of resources. Furthermore, teaching and researching were mainly described as two separate functions. In discussion these findings are analysed to show what they imply for the renegotiation of teacher educators’ professional identities and for the development of teacher education in an academic institution. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Education for Teaching
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02607476.2012.643659
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journal of Education for Teaching by Taylor & Francis.
dc.subject.other professional agency en
dc.subject.other researcher identity en
dc.subject.other research-based teacher education en
dc.subject.other teacher educator en
dc.subject.other discourse analysis en
dc.title The professional agency of teacher educators amid academic discourses
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201203121403
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.description.version Author's final draft
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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