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LINGUIST List 24.4298

Thu Oct 31 2013

Books: Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context: Trent, Gao, Gu (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Oct-2013
From: Helen van der Stelt <Helen.vanderSteltspringer.com>
Subject: Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context: Trent, Gao, Gu (Eds)
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Title: Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context
Subtitle: Experiences from Hong Kong
Series Title: Multilingual Education
Published: 2013
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/learning+%26+instruction/book/978-94-007-7391-2

Editor: John Trent
Editor: Xuesong Gao
Editor: Mingyue Gu
Hardback: ISBN: 9789400773912 Pages: 206 Price: Europe EURO 99.99
Abstract:

This book provides a multifaceted, multilayered examination of the processes and challenges language teachers face in constructing their professional identities in multilingual contexts such as Hong Kong. It focuses on how professional and personal identities are enacted as individuals cross geographic, educational, and socio-cultural boundaries to become English language teachers in Hong Kong. It explores the construction of language teachers’ professional identities from multiple perspectives in multiple settings, including pre-service and in-service teachers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Western countries. Understanding the difficulties and challenges these language teachers face in their identity and professional development is of relevance to teachers and teacher educators, as well as those interested in becoming language teachers in multilingual contexts.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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