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Qin, Kongji – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This classroom discourse study examines how curriculum becomes a resource for identity performance in one ESL classroom. Conceptualizing identity as performance, I adopt a small stories approach to analyze how one routinized vocabulary instructional activity was appropriated by classroom participants to perform identities and construct the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Classroom Communication, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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Pennington, Martha C.; Richards, Jack C. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2016
This article reviews notions of identity and teacher identity, how these relate to the specific characteristics of language teaching, and how teacher identity can evolve or be developed through experience and teacher education. The notion of teacher identity highlights the individual characteristics of the teacher and how these are integrated with…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Professional Identity, Individual Characteristics, Second Language Learning
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Ribeiro, Marcelo Afonso – Online Submission, 2019
This research is placed among the current studies discussing the relationship between working, education and modes of subjectification within the present context by means of specific phenomena in identity constructions as well as workplace learning processes. By means of a qualitative narrative research with in-depth interviews among urban workers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Workplace Learning
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Aiello, Jacqueline; Nero, Shondel J. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
In this article, two applied linguistics researchers who conducted qualitative studies in educational contexts in Italy and Jamaica reflexively interrogate identity tensions among their ascribed, felt and evolving insider/outsider identities and positions. The juxtaposition of selected discursively analyzed research vignettes reflects similarities…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Researchers, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Szelényi, Katalin; Bresonis, Kate; Mars, Matthew M. – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the science identities of 21 women STEM Ph.D. students at three research universities in the United States. Following a narrative approach, the findings depict five salient science identities, including those of a) academic, b) entrepreneurial, c) industrial, and d) policy scientist and e) scientist as community educator. Our…
Descriptors: Females, Graduate Students, STEM Education, Research Universities
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Ulanoff, Sharon H.; Fingon, Joan C.; Quiocho, Alice Maris Leilani – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
This paper examines the narratives/oral histories of three Latina teachers to help us understand how they negotiated and navigated their identity formation. We explore how they consciously constructed (Lee, 2013, p. 7) their professional identities, which are inextricably linked to their personal identities and their life stories or the "set…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Women Faculty, Professional Identity, Self Concept
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Liu, Wei – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Learning a second language involves the development of an identity in the target language. This study is an autobiographical narrative inquiry into the issue of identity in a foreign language. Autobiographical accounts of my relationship with, and my feelings about, English at different stages in my learning journey are developed to show how my…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Language Learning, Personal Narratives, Asians
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Yazan, Bedrettin – TESOL Journal, 2019
Recent work on the theorization and exploration of language teacher identity contends that teacher education practices should focus on teacher identity as an explicit focus, yet little is known regarding how teacher identity can be integrated in TESOL teacher education. This article describes a teacher learning tool called "critical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Professional Identity
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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Asher Golden, Noah; Zacher Pandya, Jessica – Language and Education, 2019
This article revisits questions on the utility of identity in literacy studies. Following a review of the range of conceptions of identity and framings of its uses, we argue that "identity-as-position" is needed as a pragmatic tool in the field of literacy studies, and grounds responsive critical literacy practices. Drawing on a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Critical Literacy, Case Studies, Literacy Education
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Martinez-Vogt, Emily – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2017
This theoretical paper is based on a larger study focused on understanding the experiences of Latina community college students. The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Silence to Resilience Model, which involves four phases that Latinas encounter upon or throughout their transition to community college including: (1) Racism on campus, (2)…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Females, Two Year College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
Fitzgerald, Sheri T. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation documents the lives of six science teachers whose multifaceted identities were influenced over time by Hawai'i's unique sociocultural and biogeographical factors. Narrative inquiry was utilized through individual interviews which spanned a five-year period. From "restorying," identity narratives and maps were…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Concept, Personal Narratives, Teacher Attitudes
Ramirez, Ana E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Latino male college students' identities impact their personal experiences, academic achievement, and well-being. This qualitative study uses a narrative inquiry approach to research Latino male college students' racial and ethnic, gender, and academic identities and to investigate how these identities impact their psychological stress and the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Males, College Students, Self Concept
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Curwood, Jen Scott – Teaching Education, 2014
This year-long ethnographic case study examined high school teachers' participation in technology-focused professional development. By pairing a dialogical perspective on teacher identity with a micro-level analysis of narratives, findings indicate that teachers use language and other semiotic resources to express their own identity as well as to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Ethnography, Self Concept, Technology Integration
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Ishihara, Noriko; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2018
In this article, we investigate second/foreign language teachers' translingual identity development through a narrative approach to their life histories. While several studies have investigated how teachers' intercultural experiences shape their identity formation and pedagogies, we explore not only the impact of teachers' identity on their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept, Language Teachers
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