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ERIC Number: EJ1128088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
The Way Student-Teachers Construct Their Identity at School
Díaz Benavides, Diana Mayerly
HOW, v20 n1 p36-50 Oct 2013
The incorporation of reflective practices in the arena of education has been discussed in different studies in order to understand the development of "practitioners" in a target setting. This article reports on a study aimed at describing the way ten foreign language student-teachers from a public university in Colombia construct their identity from their experiences at school. By analyzing student-teachers' reflections, diaries, and the participants' advisor observations during her visits to schools, the researcher found that once immersed at school, student-teachers evolve in interactions with the realities that the context offers, negotiate with it and then become independent decision makers.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
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: Colombia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A