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Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research

1st Edition

Edited by Yin Ling Cheung, Selim Ben Said, Kwanghyun Park


262 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This book presents the latest research on understanding language teacher identity and development for both novice and experienced researchers and educators, and introduces non-experts in language teacher education to key topics in teacher identity research. It covers a wide range of backgrounds, themes, and subjects pertaining to language teacher identity and development. Some of these include

  • the effects of apprenticeship in doctoral training on novice teacher identity;
  • the impacts of mid-career redundancy on the professional identities of teachers;
  • challenges faced by teachers in the construction of their professional identities;
  • the emerging professional identity of pre-service teachers;
  • teacher identity development of beginning teachers;
  • the role of emotions in the professional identities of non-native English speaking teachers;
  • the negotiation of professional identities by female academics.

Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research will appeal to academics in ELT/TESOL/applied linguistics. It will also be useful to those who are non-experts in language teacher education, yet still need to know about theories and recent advances in the area due to varying reasons including their affiliation to a teacher training institute; needs to participate in projects on language teacher education; and teaching a course for pre-service and in-service language teachers.


Teacher Identity and Development in Applied Linguistics offers a new perspective on teacher identity development, a perspective that includes university educators, teachers in second language study and applied linguistics, and international literacy educators in a variety of contexts. This collection extends existing scholarship on teacher identity by opening up new realms for continued research and dialogue. - Janet Alsup, Purdue University

Table of Contents

Foreword Introduction Part 1: Theoretical Orientations 1. Teacher Identity as Dialogic Response: A Bakhtinian Perspective Heidi L. Hallman 2. Teacher Identity in TESOL: A Frames Perspective Martha C. Pennington 3. Making Sense of Emotions in NNESTs’ Professional Identities and Agency Davi S. Reis 4. Towards a Multifaceted, Multidimensional Framework for Understanding Teacher Identity John Trent Part 2: Negotiations and Reflexivity 5. Identity Negotiations of TEFL Teachers During a Time of Uncertainty and Redundancy Fatosh Eren Bilgen & Keith Richards 6. What's in a Name? Power, Space and the Negotiation of Identities Tracey Costley 7. Neither "a Complete Insider" Nor "a Complete Outsider": Autoethnogaphies of Two Teacher-educators-in-the-making Sreemali Herath & Marlon Valencia 8. In the Ivory Tower and Out of the Loop: Racialized and Gendered Identities of University EFL Teachers in Japan Diane Hawley 9. Identity Matters: An Ethnography of Two Non-native English-Speaking Teachers(NNESTs) Struggling for Legitimate Professional Participation Lawrence Jun Zhang & Donglan Zhang Part 3: Tracing Identity Through Narratives 10. Tracing Reflexivity Through a Narrative and Identity Lens Peter De Costa 11.Teacher Identity Development in the Midst of Conflicting Ideologies Selim Ben Said 12. Identity construction through narratives: An analysis of student teacher discourse Elaine Riordan & Fiona Farr 13. Teacher Identity in ELT / TESOL: A Research Review Yin Ling Cheung 14. Tackling Multiple Identities in an EFL Teaching Context, Turkey Demet Yayli Part 4: Teacher Identity and Responding to Changing Times 15.Exploring the Multiple Identities of L2 Writing Teachers Juval Racelis & Paul Kei Matsuda 16. Developing Professional Identities in Applied Linguistics: from Doctoral Study to Professional Practice Richard Donato, Heather Hendry, G. Richard Tucker 17. Teaching For Market-Place Utility: Language Teacher Identity and the Certification 355 of Adult ESL Teachers in Ontario Brian Morgan

About the Editors

Yin Ling Cheung is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Selim Ben Said is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.

Kwanghyun Park is Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at Myongji University, Seoul, South Korea.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Language Education

The Routledge Research in Language Education series provides a platform for established and emerging scholars to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Language Education. This series welcomes books on all areas of language teaching and learning, including but not limited to language education policy and politics, multilingualism, literacy, L1, L2 or foreign language acquisition, curriculum, classroom practice, pedagogy, teaching materials, and language teacher education and development. Books in the series are not limited to the discussion of the teaching and learning of English only.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDUCATION / Professional Development