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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