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Lutovac, S. & Kaasila, R. Int J of Sci and Math Educ (2018) 16: 759.

Future directions in research on mathematics-related teacher identity

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Author: Lutovac, Sonja1; Kaasila, Raimo1
Organizations: 1Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-03


Mathematics education research has placed great emphasis on teacher identity, examining both pre- and in-service teachers, and within these cohorts, specialised mathematics teachers and non-specialists such as elementary teachers. Extensive research has already been done; hence, this paper discusses possible future directions for research on teacher identity in mathematics education. Among other issues, we highlight that general education research on identity has infrequently informed research on mathematics-related teacher identity. This not only limits the transfer of knowledge but also isolates mathematics education from general education research. We suggest that connecting these lines of research and their findings may not only strengthen mathematics education research and mathematics teaching and learning but also contribute to less isolation within the discipline as a whole.

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Series: International journal of science and mathematics education
ISSN: 1571-0068
ISSN-E: 1573-1774
ISSN-L: 1571-0068
Volume: 16
Issue: 4
Pages: 759 - 776
DOI: 10.1007/s10763-017-9796-4
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
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