A new conceptual framework for teacher identity development

Reza Pishghadam, Jawad Golzar, Mir Abdullah Miri

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Teacher identity has evolved from a core, inner, fixed, linear construct to a dynamic, multifaceted, context-dependent, dialogical, and intrinsically related phenomenon. Since little research has provided an inclusive framework to study teacher identity construction, this article proposes a novel conceptual framework that includes the following components: mirrors of power, discourse, the imagination of reality, investment, emotioncy, and capital. The above core constituents have been discussed thoroughly to trigger significant insights about teacher identity development.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2022

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