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ERIC Number: EJ857338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1479-0718
Plurilingual Awareness and Intercomprehension in the Professional Knowledge and Identity Development of Language Student Teachers
Pinho, Ana Sofia; Andrade, Ana Isabel
International Journal of Multilingualism, v6 n3 p313-329 Aug 2009
The study reported in this article is part of a research project which intended to attain a more comprehensive understanding of the growth and transformations of the professional identity and knowledge of a group of four future language teachers, as they expanded their awareness about plurilingualism and intercomprehension. Based on a central question: Are the student teachers able to develop a different self-image as language teachers based on a plurilingual conception of language teaching? Phase 1 of the research project focused on the language student teachers' professional discourse. The developing representations about plurilingualism, intercomprehension and themselves as language teachers were analysed. The conclusions helped to conceptualise Phase 2 of the project and reflect upon the Language Didactics curriculum. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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