Teacher Identity Research

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postmodern orientation toward conducting PI research seeks out to gain more critical awareness of how the highly interrelated power structures play crucial role in the construction of teachers’ identities. In this regard, postmodern research may similarly add novel dimensions to the organization and preservation of an emancipator and critical educational culture. In a similar line, educational theorists also have decisive role in provoking theconfiguration of these groups. Additionally, critical analysis of identity gives birth to identities that nurture a critical awareness of how discourse and knowledge, along with language (as a social semiotic system), could contribute to the generation of the liberating personal scholarship. However,…show more content…
Nevertheless, these types of research have some drawbacks compared to that of most post-structural teacher identity research: it is mostly confined to a discussion of topics of power, politics, society and culture. There exists no hint as to how these diverse aspects are treated and , although this type of investigation proposes a very profound theoretical and philosophical discussion, it bears no worth for those people who experience the bitter taste of disempowerment in their workplaces day by day. Furthermore, the educational research should be accomplished pragmatically; otherwise, we may expose the risk of becoming immersed in philosophical and scholastic…show more content…
The first to be employed questionnaire is the socio-cultural identity designed by (berzonsky,1989). It is in a Linkert-scale format containing 30 items ranging from completely disagree to completely agree. This questionnaire will be adapted by the help of professionals to become standard for Iranian context. In order to assure about the reliability and validity of these instruments, they will be piloted among 20 teachers and after calculating its reliability through Cronbach alpha formula. Global identity questionnaire containing 30 items will be developed with the goal of considering Iran socio-cultural context. Data collection and data analysis procedure In order to collect data for the study, at the outset , three questionnaires will be piloted by the researcher among 20 selected teachers. Having ensured about their reliability and validity, the researcher will distribute them among the participants of the study. Before distributing the questionnaires, the researcher will explain briefly to the participants about the objectives of the research. For each of the instruments, the participants will be given 30 minutes to answer the items. Eventually, SPSS statistical program in general and Pearson product moment correlation formula and t-test in particular will be run

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