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1st Edition

Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research

Edited By

Gary Barkhuizen

ISBN 9781138186989
Published November 4, 2016 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research is the first book to present understandings of language teacher identity (LTI) from a broad range of research fields. Drawing on their personal research experience, 41 contributors locate LTI within their area of expertise by considering their conceptual understanding of LTI and the methodological approaches used to investigate it. The chapters are narrative in nature and take the form of guided reflections within a common chapter structure, with authors embedding their discussions within biographical accounts of their professional lives and research work. Authors weave discussions of LTI into their own research biographies, employing a personal reflective style. This book also looks to future directions in LTI research, with suggestions for research topics and methodological approaches. This is an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in language teacher identity as well as language teaching and research more generally.


Table of Contents

  1. Language teacher identity research: An introduction
  2. Gary Barkhuizen

  3. Tangled up with everything else: Toward new conceptions of language, teachers and identities
  4. Kelleen Toohey

  5. Teacher autonomy and teacher agency
  6. Phil Benson

  7. Becoming a language teaching professional: What’s identity got to do with it?
  8. Richard Donato

  9. Journey to the centre of language teacher identity
  10. David Block

  11. Towards sociolinguistically-informed language teacher identities
  12. Christina Higgins

  13. Language teacher educator identity and language teacher identity: Towards a social justice perspective
  14. Manka M. Varghese

  15. Recognizing the local in language teacher identity
  16. Ahmar Mahboob

  17. Narratives of identity: Reflections on English language teachers, teaching and educational opportunity
  18. David Hayes

  19. The tension between conflicting plots
  20. Julia Menard-Warwick

  21. Multilingual identity in teaching multilingual writing
  22. Suresh Canagarajah

  23. Language teacher identity in troubled times
  24. Brenda Leibowitz

  25. Learner investment and language teacher identity
  26. Bonny Norton

  27. Identity, innovation, and learning to teach a foreign/second language
  28. Jason Martel

  29. Boundary disputes in self
  30. Sarah Mercer

  31. Understanding language teachers’ sense making in action through the prism of future self guides
  32. Magdalena Kubanyiova

  33. Searching for identity in distance language teaching
  34. Cynthia J. White

  35. Second language teacher identity and study abroad
  36. Jane Jackson

  37. Becoming a researcher: A journey of inquiry
  38. Yueting Xu

  39. Identity and teacher research
  40. Simon Borg

  41. "This life-changing experience": Teachers be(com)ing action researchers
  42. Anne Burns

  43. Teacher identity in second language teacher education
  44. Jack C. Richards

  45. Identities as emotioning and believing
  46. Ana Maria F. Barcelos

  47. Grappling with language teacher identity
  48. Paula Golombek

  49. Situating affect, ethics, and policy in LTI research
  50. Peter I. De Costa

  51. Language teacher identity in teacher education
  52. David Nunan

  53. Language teacher identities and socialization
  54. Patricia A. Duff

  55. Acknowledging the generational and affective aspects of language teacher identity
  56. Lesley Harbon

  57. "Who I am is how I teach": Reflecting on language teacher professional role identity
  58. Thomas S.C. Farrell

  59. Questioning the identity turn in language teacher (educator) research
  60. Xuesong Gao

  61. "English is a way of travelling, Finnish the station from which you set out": Reflections on the identities of L2 teachers in the context of Finland
  62. Paula Kalaja

  63. Language teacher identity as critical social practice
  64. Brian Morgan

  65. Critical language teacher identity
  66. Ryuko Kubota

  67. Who we are: Teacher identity, race, empire, and nativeness
  68. Suhanthie Motha

  69. Reflecting on my flight path
  70. Masaki Oda

  71. Feminist language teacher identity research
  72. Stephanie Vandrick

  73. Identity dilemmas and research agendas
  74. Cynthia D. Nelson

  75. Second language writing teacher identity
  76. Paul Kei Matsuda

  77. Writing teacher identity: Current knowledge and future research
  78. Yin Ling Cheung

  79. Multiple selves, materials and teacher identity
  80. Jill Hadfield

  81. Language teaching identity: A fractal system
  82. Vera Lúcia Menezes de Oliveira e Paiva

  83. The intimate alterity of identity

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Gary Barkhuizen is Professor in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of teacher education, narrative research, and teacher and learner identity. He is former co-editor of the Language Teaching Research journal.