Language Teacher Identities : Co-constructing Discourse and Community Paperback / softback
Part of the New Perspectives on Language and Education series
Set in the rapidly changing world of the contemporary United Arab Emirates and bringing together detailed linguistic analysis with cutting edge social theory, this book explores the development of the first cohort of students to complete a new Bachelor of Education in English language teaching, theorizing the students' learning to teach in terms of the discursive construction of a teaching identity within an evolving community of practice.
Both a study of the influence of issues such as gender and nationalism in language teacher education in the Middle East, as well as of the power of discourse and community in shaping identity, this book will be of relevance to anyone working in teacher education as well as to those with an interest in theorizations of discourse and identity.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 232 pages
- Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/06/2008
- Category: Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)
- ISBN: 9781847690814