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ERIC Number: EJ1051580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
The Nature of Recognition in TEFL Teachers' Lives (La naturaleza del reconocimiento en la vida de los maestros de inglés como lengua extranjera)
Scholes Gillingsde González, Barbara
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v13 n1 p75-87 Apr 2011
This article aims at sharing a vital issue that emerged from the findings of a qualitative research study into collective responses of teachers of English as a foreign language to an extended change process in their Mexican university context from 1989 to 2003. The data generation process employed was comprised of semi-structured interviews as well as the concurrent analysis of the data, based on aspects of grounded theory. The results of this inquiry demonstrated features of the complexity paradigm of educational change. In particular, how teachers' receptivity to change was strongly influenced by the teachers' transforming construal of their professional identities owing to the growing recognition they acquired in their context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico