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ERIC Number: EJ1106984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Understanding Higher Education-Based Teacher Educators' Identities in Hong Kong: A Sociocultural Linguistic Perspective
Yuan, Rui
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v44 n4 p379-400 2016
While teacher educator identities have received increasing attention over the past decade, there is a lack of research on teacher educators' professional identities in the complex and shifting higher education contexts. Informed by the sociocultural linguistic perspective, this study investigates two language teacher educators' professional identities in Hong Kong universities. The findings show that the participants discursively constructed their identities, such as "accidental teacher educator," "teacher educator-researcher," "struggling researcher," "teacher of teachers," and "inactive researcher" in their professional work. By drawing on the three interrelated processes of identity formation (i.e. "adequation/distinction," "authentication/denaturalisation," and "authorisation/illegitimation"), the study adds to our knowledge of the complex and contested nature of teacher educator identity in relation to the ongoing restructuring and reform in higher education. The study concludes with some implications for teacher education and higher education.
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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: Hong Kong