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ERIC Number: EJ1380056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0028-8276
EISSN: EISSN-2199-4714
Becoming a Non-Native Chinese Language Teacher: An Identity Triangle Model Analysis
Wang, Danping; Mason, Claudia
New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, v58 n1 p225-242 Jun 2023
This study utilises the Identity Triangle Model (Dugas in Teach Dev 25(3):243-262, 2021, to examine the experiences of one particular novice non-native Mandarin Chinese teacher at a university in New Zealand. A case study design was employed to track the identity negotiations of this European non-native Chinese speaker during 12 weeks of her first semester of teaching. Analysis of the data revealed nine subcategories within the psychological, behavioural, and relational domains according to the Identity Triangle Model. The findings suggest that this new non-native speaker teacher viewed her as an accidental teacher, exploring a teaching career without a strong instrumentalist aspiration or a clear career path in language teaching. Instead, she was more motivated by a desire for personal growth and the opportunity to reinvent themselves in a new cultural context. The results of this study offer theoretical implications for the adoption of a unified framework in future research on the identity of first-time language teachers, and practical implications for developing sustainable strategies aimed at recruiting and retaining non-native speaker teachers in foreign language education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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