Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research by Yin Ling Cheung (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.)
This book presents the latest research on understanding language teacher identity and development for both novice and experienced researchers and educators, and introduces non-experts in language teacher education to key topics in teacher identity research. It covers a wide range of backgrounds, themes, and subjects pertaining to language teacher identity and development. Some of these include
- the effects of apprenticeship in doctoral training on novice teacher identity;
- the impacts of mid-career redundancy on the professional identities of teachers;
- challenges faced by teachers in the construction of their professional identities;
- the emerging professional identity of pre-service teachers;
- teacher identity development of beginning teachers;
- the role of emotions in the professional identities of non-native English speaking teachers;
- the negotiation of professional identities by female academics.
Advances and Current Trends in Language Teacher Identity Research will appeal to academics in ELT/TESOL/applied linguistics. It will also be useful to those who are non-experts in language teacher education, yet still need to know about theories and recent advances in the area due to varying reasons including their affiliation to a teacher training institute; needs to participate in projects on language teacher education; and teaching a course for pre-service and in-service language teachers.