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ERIC Number: EJ1003552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
From "You" to "We": A Foreign Language Teacher's Professional Journey towards Embracing Inclusive Education
Uzum, Baburhan
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v33 p69-77 Jul 2013
This qualitative case study explores how a novice foreign language teacher negotiated personal and professional identities and positioned herself and students in relation to classroom and broader cultural communities through pronouns. The participants included a Turkish teacher and six students at an American university. The teacher's use of pronouns "we", "you", and "they" was explored using video-recorded classroom observations and discourse analysis. The findings indicated the different ways the teacher used pronouns in the classroom to include/exclude or "invite" students into Turkish community, and how the switches between personal and professional perspectives signaled the teacher's journey towards embracing inclusive education. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey