[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] Book: Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 4 14:48:11 UTC 2013

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 Title: Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context

Editors: John Trent, Xuesong Gao, Mingyue Gu

ISBN: 978-94-007-7391-2

Hardback Price: $139.00

*Paperback Price: $24.99


About the book:

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

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction by Xuesong (Andy) Gao and John Trent.- 2. It is Not a Bad
Idea for Me to Be a Language Teacher! by Xuesong (Andy) Gao and John
Trent.- 3. Cross-Border Pre-service Teachers in Hong Kong: Identity and
Integration by Mingyue (Michelle) Gu.- 4. Journeys towards teaching.
Pre-service English language teachers’ understandings and experiences of
teaching and teacher education in Hong Kong by John Trent.- 5. Language
Teachers and the Falling Language Standards in Hong Kong: An Internet-based
Inquiry by Xuesong (Andy) Gao.- 6. A Comparative Study on Commitment to
Teaching by Mingyue (Michelle) Gu.- 7. The construction and reconstruction
of teacher identities: The case of second career English language teachers
in Hong Kong by John Trent.- 8. Learning, teaching, and constructing
identities abroad: ESL pre-service teacher experiences during a short-term
international experience programme by John Trent.- 9. Identity construction
in a foreign land: Native-speaking English teachers and the contestation of
teacher identities in Hong Kong schools by John Trent.- 10. Political
Conspiracy or Decoy Marketing?: Experienced Chinese teachers’ perceptions
of using Putonghua as a Medium of Instruction in Hong Kong by Xuesong
(Andy) Gao & John Trent.- 11. An Ethico-political Analysis of Teacher
Identity Construction by Mingyue (Michelle) Gu.- Conclusion: Crossing
boundaries and becoming English language teachers in multilingual contexts
by John Trent

 *Springer offers softcover books for the low price of just $24.95. This
service is available directly through your university library. To purchase
your softcover edition, just click on the MyCopy link when you search
online for the eBook at your institution’s library.

Discounted prices are also available when a volume form the Educational
Linguistics series is used as a textbook for a course. Contact your
Springer representative for further details.

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