To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology. This volume seeks to redress the imbalance by bringing together various strands of research into the psychology of language teachers. It consists of 19 contributions on well-established areas of teacher psychology, as well as areas that have only recently begun to be explored. This original collection, which covers a multitude of theoretical and methodological perspectives, makes a significant contribution to the emerging field of language teacher psychology as a domain of inquiry within language education.
Sarah Mercer is the Head of the ELT Research and Methodology section at the University of Graz, Austria. She is interested in all aspects of language learning psychology, in particular self-related constructs, motivation, affect, agency, mindsets, and belief systems. She is co-editor of Positive Psychology in SLA (with Peter MacIntyre and Tammy Gregersen) and Multiple Perspectives of the Self in SLA (with Marion Williams). Achilleas Kostoulas taught English in schools in Greece before moving into language teacher education. He completed a PhD at the University of Manchester, UK and now works in the Department of English Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, where he teaches courses in ELT and Applied Linguistics. His research interests focus on the psychology of language learning and teaching.
About The Editors About The Authors List of Tables List of Figures List of Abbreviations Zoltan Doernyei: Foreword Chapter 1. Sarah Mercer and Achilleas Kostoulas: Introduction to Language Teacher Psychology Chapter 2. Phil Hiver, Tae-Young Kim and Youngmi Kim: Language Teacher Motivation Chapter 3. Paula Kalaja and Katja Mantyla: `An English Class of My Dreams': Envisioning Teaching a Foreign Language Chapter 4. Taguhi Sahakyan, Martin Lamb and Gary Chambers: Language Teacher Motivation: From the Ideal to the Feasible Self Chapter 5. Manka M. Varghese: Drawing On Cultural Models and Figured Worlds to Study Language Teacher Education and Teacher Identity Chapter 6. Wendy Li and Peter I. De Costa: Exploring Novice EFL Teachers' Identity Development: A Case Study of Two EFL Teachers in China Chapter 7. Anne Feryok: Language Teacher Cognition: An Emergent Phenomenon in an Emergent Field Chapter 8. Mark Wyatt: Language Teacher Self-Efficacy Beliefs: An Introduction Chapter 9. Jim King and Kwan-Yee Sarah Ng: Teacher Emotions and the Emotional Labour of Second Language Teaching Chapter 10. Christina Gkonou and Sarah Mercer: The Relational Beliefs and Practices of Highly Socio-Emotionally Competent Language Teachers Chapter 11. Jean-Marc Dewaele and Sarah Mercer: Variation in ESL/EFL Teachers' Attitudes towards Their Students Chapter 12. Cynthia J. White: Language Teacher Agency Chapter 13. Joseph Falout and Tim Murphey: Teachers Crafting Job Crafting Chapter 14. Phil Hiver: Teachstrong: The Power of Teacher Resilience for L2 Practitioners Chapter 15. Achilleas Kostoulas and Anita Lammerer: Making the Transition into Teacher Education: Resilience as a Process of Growth Chapter 16. Tammy Gregersen and Peter D. MacIntyre: Signature Strengths as a Gateway to Mentoring: Facilitating Emergent Teachers' Transition into Language Teaching Chapter 17. Rebecca L. Oxford, Andrew D. Cohen and Virginia G. Simmons: Psychological Insights from Third-Age Teacher Educators Chapter 18. Mehvish Saleem: Exploring Language Teacher Psychology: A Case Study from a Holistic Perspective Chapter 19. Achilleas Kostoulas and Sarah Mercer: Conclusions: Lessons Learnt, Promising Perspectives.