27.3675, FYI: Call for Chapter Proposals: Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency

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Subject: 27.3675, FYI: Call for Chapter Proposals: Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency

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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:53:10
From: Hayriye Kayi Aydar [hkaydar at email.arizona.edu]
Subject: Call for Chapter Proposals: Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency

 
Call for Chapters:

Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency (Tentative Title)

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

Editors:

Dr. Hayriye Kayi-Aydar (University of Arizona)
Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao (University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Elizabeth Miller (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Dr. Manka Varghese (University of Washington)
Dr. Gergana Vitanova (University of Central Florida)

Teachers play a vital role in making decisions about instruction, curriculum
changes, and, in some contexts, educational reforms and language policies.
However, their decision-making does not simply happen. They draw from a
variety of sources to make decisions, and their agency is socially constructed
and shaped. Although the concept of agency has been theorized extensively in
various academic disciplines (e.g., sociology, philosophy, economics,
anthropology, etc.) and from diverse perspectives, teacher agency, and
second/foreign language teacher agency, in particular, has been neither well
theorized nor conceptualized. Furthermore, in the current literature on
second/foreign language teacher agency, the focus has been limited to the
discussions of professionalism (e.g., Morgan & Saunders, 2014), policy and
implementation (e.g., Hamid & Nguyen, 2016; Van Huy, Hamid, & Renshaw, 2016),
or educational change (e.g., Kitade, 2015; Liyanage, Bartlett, Walker, & Guo,
2015). This volume aims to address this gap by providing an in-depth
conceptualization of “second/foreign language teacher agency” through
theoretical and empirical research.

We are seeking proposals for chapters that address the construct of language
teacher agency through theoretical and/or empirical research in second
language studies. In particular, we are interested in chapters that draw on a
range of theories of or approaches (e.g., activity theory, positioning theory,
feminist theory, etc.) to language teacher agency that expand our
understanding of the concept as well as manuscripts that present varying
analytic approaches adopted in empirical studies (e.g., discourse studies,
narrative inquiry, systemic functional linguistics, etc.). Chapters can
analyze the connection of agency to other relevant topics, such as teacher
identity, emotions, teacher cognition, positioning, accountability, curriculum
change, language policy, etc.

Guidelines for Chapter Proposal Submission:

You are invited to submit a 500-word proposal by September 30, 2016 containing
the following information:

- Book section to which your chapter is being submitted (theoretical or
analytical focus)
- Proposal chapter title
- Author name(s) and Affiliation(s)
- Overview of chapter
- 100-word biography for each author

Authors of accepted proposal will be notified by November 1, 2016.

This volume has been discussed with an internationally reputable publisher.
Once chapter proposals are finalized, a full book proposal will be sent to the
publisher. Upon acceptance by the publisher, potential chapter authors will be
invited to submit full chapters (up to 8,000 words) and will be sent
guidelines for preparing chapters along with submission deadlines
(approximately three months from notification). Chapters should be original
work and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted
chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may
also be requested to serve as reviewers for this book project. Inquiries and
chapter proposals can be submitted electronically (Word document) to the
editors: langteacheragency at gmail.com
 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Discourse Analysis
                     Sociolinguistics
                     Text/Corpus Linguistics





 



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