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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
Although research on teacher educators' identities has received increasing attention in recent years, non-higher-education-based teacher educators' professional identities are still under-researched. Informed by the third space theory perspective, this paper presents a study that investigated 139 non-higher-education-based English as a foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Ai, Bin; Wang, Lifei – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to reflect on my experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in an inland Chinese university when I returned from Australia: I re-entered the space of EFL teaching, and experimented with a new model of teaching. In my experiment, I applied the concepts of third space and hybrid identity as a theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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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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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