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Ye, Juyan; Zhao, Di – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how three Chinese teachers developed their teacher identities in a reform context. Drawing upon data from a larger social historical study, the work-life narratives of the three teachers at different stages of their careers were used as case studies to showcase three types of teacher identity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Professional Identity, Case Studies
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Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui; Wang, Qiang – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
Informed by an ethnographic approach, this study aims to investigate the professional culture of a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers in a high school in China. Relying on data gathered through extended field observation and in-depth interviews, this study seeks to uncover the distinctive characteristics of EFL teacher culture…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Ethnography
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Han, Insuk – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study attempts to conceptualise English teachers' professional identity based on an understanding of identity in a socio-psychological framework, and thereby reveal the attributes and dynamics of professional identity by investigating Korean English teachers' cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses to their national English curriculum…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Design
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Yaghoubinejad, Hadi; Zarrinabadi, Nourollah; Nejadansari, Dariush – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
Research has shown that lack of motivation on either students or teachers' part negatively influences language learning. The latter case is a serious problem in this regard, since an unmotivated teacher will extinguish his learners' enthusiasm and energy for learning. This study employed a mixed-method approach to investigate the demotivating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires
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Peiser, Gillian; Jones, Marion – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This paper reports on a study that investigated teachers' perceptions about the significance of intercultural understanding (IU) in the modern foreign languages (MFL) curriculum. The research was conducted in the wake of a National Curriculum revision in 2007 in England that for the first time listed "IU" as one of the four key concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, National Curriculum
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Harfitt, Gary James – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study focuses on how two teachers working in reduced-size secondary classes of the same grade adapted their pedagogy as a result of a brokered dialogue between myself as researcher and 43 grade 10 students from the teachers' classes. Research was carried out over the course of one academic year. First, students' perspectives on studying in a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Class Size
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Immediately after the handover of Hong Kong to China, the teaching of Chinese in Putonghua was promulgated by the Hong Kong SAR government as a long-term goal. However, no clear definition and guidance regarding Putonghua instruction has been provided to teachers to facilitate the smooth implementation of this change. A review of the literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Teacher Attitudes