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ERIC Number: EJ915691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Inclusion or Exclusion?: A Narrative Inquiry of a Language Teacher's Identity Experience in the "New Work Order" of Competing Pedagogies
Liu, Yongcan; Xu, Yueting
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n3 p589-597 Apr 2011
This paper investigates how an EFL teacher negotiates her identity to adapt to the "new work order" in an English education department at a university in China. From a narrative inquiry perspective, it aims to illuminate the complexity of teacher identity in the context of a reform where teachers must reconcile conflicting selves in order to contend with a workplace in which liberal and traditional pedagogies coexist. The findings show that teachers need to shift their identities to survive change. Exclusion from the workplace community of practice can be seen as an alternative form of participation in the reform practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China