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ERIC Number: EJ948274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Constructing Practical Knowledge of Teaching: Eleven Newly Qualified Language Teachers' Discursive Agency
Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria
Language Learning Journal, v39 n3 p365-379 2011
This paper explores the professional development of 11 newly qualified foreign language teachers. It draws on a qualitative longitudinal study conducted at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland between 2002 and 2009. The paper concentrates on the personal side of teacher development by analysing participants' discourses concerning language teaching. The study shows important differences in teachers' ways of conceptualising their environment and constructing practical knowledge on teaching. Teachers' sense of agency is identified as a major factor contributing to their professional development. (Contains 2 notes and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland