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ERIC Number: EJ928710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Concept Maps of Korean EFL Student Teachers' Autobiographical Reflections on Their Professional Identity Formation
Lim, Hyun-Woo
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n6 p969-981 Aug 2011
This study utilizes a concept mapping method to explore the underlying structure and dimensionality of Korean student teachers' autobiographical reflections on their professional identity formation. Participants consist of 90 students enrolled in bachelor's and master's degree programs in English teacher education. The study results imply core concepts (backgrounds for career pursuit, conceptualizations of a good English teacher/teaching, and confidence/aspirations) that constitute professional identity development of Korean EFL student teachers. Dimensionality analysis suggests that the impetus for guiding student teachers' professional development is their knowledge and experiences related to teacher qualities and teaching 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: South Korea