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ERIC Number: EJ1238332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Uncertain Identities of Non-Higher-Education-Based EFL Teacher Educators: A Third Space Theory Perspective
Zhang, Hong; Yuan, Rui
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v25 n7 p874-889 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 language (EFL) teacher educators' identities through the lens of metaphors. An analysis of the metaphors revealed four types of identities, namely, the willing communicators, the discontented jack-of-all-trades and master of none, the struggling professional leaders, as well as the caring supporters. These terms capture the participants' self-images and specify their obligations and responsibilities as teacher educators. The paper concludes with some implications for teacher educators' preparation and continuing development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China