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Nguyen, Thi Quynh Trang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Gaining and saving face are very important in Vietnam as a mechanism of social control, including the professional behaviour of teachers. Interviews with 15 lecturers (aged 24-37) at a teacher training college in a Central Coast province of Vietnam illustrated the relationship between their concepts of face and their beliefs about good teaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, College Faculty, Teacher Education Programs
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Yuan, Rui; Burns, Anne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores how two language teachers constructed and reconstructed their professional identities through their action research (AR) facilitated by university researchers in China. Informed by the theory of 'community of practice', the findings of the study show that AR exerted a transformative impact on the teachers' identity development.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Power Structure, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Picower, Bree – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Within the field of teacher education, increased emphasis has been placed on social justice education (SJE). This qualitative study examined a group of beginning teachers who voluntarily participated in a social justice critical inquiry project (CIP). The findings indicate that while many of them were successful at teaching social issues, they…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Problems, Social Justice, Teacher Education
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Whitsed, Craig; Volet, Simone – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study employs positioning theory to explore the experiences of adjunct foreign English language teachers (AFELT) in the Japanese university sector. The research is located in the broad internationalisation discourse and considers AFELT positions as "foreign" teachers at a time when the Japanese university sector is aiming to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning