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Teacher investment in learner identity
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TATE Volume 25, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

From a sociocultural perspective, teacher identity is constructed in relation to others, including other teachers and students. Drawing on positioning theory and the concept of investment, this study analyzed the case of a secondary English teacher who negotiated his teacher identity in relation to English language learners (ELLs). Findings indicated that the teacher made an investment in ELLs' identity by positioning them as like any other student. The desired return on the teacher's investment was a strengthened self-positioning as a natural and highly competent teacher. The implications of teacher investment in learner identity for teacher practice, learner identity construction, and teacher education are discussed.

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Reeves, J. (2009). Teacher investment in learner identity. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 25(1), 34-41. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved November 17, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2008.06.003

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