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ERIC Number: EJ935408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Framing the Problem of Identity in Composition and TESOL Studies: A Sampler
Messekher, Hayat
TESL Canada Journal, v28 n2 p20-28 Spr 2011
This article looks at how the intricate issue of identity has been addressed and framed in composition and TESOL studies (C&T). It reviews five articles and a book as a sampler to explore identity research in various contexts ranging from the problematic rise of identity in second-language acquisition (SLA) research in 1997, which represented a paradigm shift in SLA research, to other research dealing with second-language (L2) learners' identity, identity in a teacher training program (i.e., identity of student teachers), and finally, teacher identity as a transformative pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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