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Xu, Huixuan; Yang, Min – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
This article draws on Marcia's model that defines four statuses of adolescents' identity formation to examine adolescent moral and civic identity formation. Interviews were conducted with 23 students at three Hong Kong senior secondary schools to address the following research question: How does community service help adolescents develop their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Services, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Xu, Huixuan; Lee, John Chi-Kin – Journal of Career Development, 2019
This paper draws on Marcia and Porfeli's identity status models to examine the relationship between adolescent career identity formation and its contextual aspects. Focus group interviews were conducted with 26 students at two Hong Kong senior secondary schools. It was found that most participants exhibited the career identity statuses of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Career Development, Correlation, Focus Groups
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a case study of a Hong Kong undergraduate student's lived experiences of second language (L2) investments and identities across different contexts, including inside and outside the classroom on the university campus, in the professional workplace, and during study abroad. Findings indicate that the student's differential L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Second Language Learning, Context Effect
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Trent, John – Research Papers in Education, 2017
This article reports the results of a qualitative study investigating the experiences of five former English language teachers in Hong Kong during their initial years of full-time teaching and the reasons for their permanent departure from the profession. Guided by a theory of teacher identity construction, the study employed a discourse analytic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Faculty Mobility
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Choi, Tat Heung – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines how educational transitions in Hong Kong are concurrently classed processes and practices, and how learner identity is developed and negotiated in an education system that prizes English as capital. Through the lens of habitus, the connected but distinct autobiographical accounts suggest that the stronger the insulation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Personal Narratives, Identification (Psychology)
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Sung, Chit Cheung Matthew – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2014
This paper reports on an exploratory inquiry into the perceptions of a group of second language (L2) learners of English with regard to their identities in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) communication contexts. Drawing upon data gathered from two rounds of in-depth interviews with nine participants from a Hong Kong university, the study found…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Chan, Evelyn T. Y. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This study examined students' construction of academic subject identity in a university humanities discipline, English literary studies. In so doing, the study aimed to provide an empirically grounded intervention in current debates on the value of the humanities in higher education. Eight students participated in interviews lasting 15-20 minutes…
Descriptors: English Instruction, College English, Majors (Students), Personal Narratives
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Yuan, Rui – Professional Development in Education, 2017
Drawing on the approach of narrative inquiry, this study looks into how a novice language teacher educator constructed and reconstructed his professional identities through his research and publishing practice in the higher education context in Hong Kong. The findings of the study show that the participant constantly tried to defend and develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Tsang, Kwok Kuen; Jiang, Lianjiang – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Informed by symbolic interactionism, this study examines how positive emotional experiences in teaching, teacher identity, and student behaviors are associated. According to the symbolic interactionism perspective, positive student behaviors signify that teachers have successfully embodied the teacher identity, which results in positive emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Professional Identity, Student Behavior, Interaction
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Yuan, Rui – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
While teacher educator identities have received increasing attention over the past decade, there is a lack of research on teacher educators' professional identities in the complex and shifting higher education contexts. Informed by the sociocultural linguistic perspective, this study investigates two language teacher educators' professional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Educators, Foreign Countries
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Trent, John – Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This article reports on a qualitative study that investigated the identity construction experiences of one group of beginning English language teacher educators in Hong Kong. Drawing upon a theoretical framework that incorporates both identity-in-practice and identity-in-discourse, and using in-depth interviews, a narrative approach was adopted to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Trent, John – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Educational-policy makers worldwide are concerned with finding effective strategies to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. The recruitment of second-career teachers has been seen as one means of fulfilling this aim. Against a background of calls to better understand SCTs, this article reports the results of a qualitative study investigating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Change, Barriers, Professional Identity
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Trent, John – Teacher Development, 2018
This paper reports the results of a qualitative study that examined the perspectives of one group of teacher educators and pre-service teachers about a teaching internship in Hong Kong. Reflecting recent interest in both a practice turn in pre-service teacher education as well as teacher identity construction, the study uses in-depth interviews to…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Teacher Educators
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Gao, Fang – Gender and Education, 2018
Research on university-educated Muslim women in different cultural contexts has displayed an intricate and paradoxical connection between experiences of higher education and identity mediation. A traditional model conceptualizes Muslim female university students as 'rebels' against their heritage religion and culture. Recent developments in the…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Trent, John – Research Papers in Education, 2016
This article reports the results of a multiple qualitative case study which investigated the challenges that seven early career English language teachers in Hong Kong confronted as they constructed their professional and personal identities. A series of in-depth interviews with participants during the entire first year of their full-time teaching…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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