Social Interaction and English Language Teacher Identity (Studies in Social Interaction)

Social Interaction and English Language Teacher Identity (Studies in Social Interaction)

By: John Gray (author), Tom Morton (author)Paperback

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Analyses how different English language teacher identities and power relationships are oriented to and made relevant in social interactionSocial interaction and English language teacher identity uses fine-grained analyses of interaction in a range of teacher education and professional practice settings in ELT to explore the different identities and power relationships which teachers orient to. It traces the role of identity and interaction in the processes of acquiring new teaching skills and knowledge, reflecting on professional practice and constructing teaching selves, and explores the limits and constraints on these processes imposed by global forces such as the marketization of education. The book is written for teachers, teacher educators, postgraduate students and researchers interested in the relationships between social interaction, identity and professional practice in ELT. Key features Includes a full survey of different approaches to the study of language teacher learning and identityProvides an introduction to a range of frameworks for analyzing talk and identity in teacher education and professional practice contexts Analyses spoken data from activities such as guided lesson-planning, post-teaching reflection, discussions of teaching materials Each chapter ends with practice tasks, discussion points, and references for further reading Suitable for use in conjunction with any postgraduate-level course on language in interaction, as it surveys and critically discusses various approaches and includes many practical examples

About Author

John Gray is Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Cass School of Education, University of East London. Tom Morton teaches Linguistics at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.


Introduction; Part A: Survey; 1. Different Approaches to the Study of Teacher Learning and Identity; 2. Talk and Identity in Teacher Education and Development; Part B: Analysis; 3. Social Interaction, Knowledge and Identity in Pre-service ELT Teacher Education; 4. Social Interaction and the Global ELT Coursebook; 5. Social Interaction and Reflection in an In-service Context; Part C: Applications; 6. Managing Interaction in Teacher Education Contexts; 7. The Wider Context: Implications for the Global ELT Industry; Conclusion.

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  • ISBN13: 9780748656110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780748656110
  • ISBN10: 0748656111

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