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Chun Zhang

Identity Construction of Native Chinese Language Teachers in Denmark: A Narrative Approach

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This study reports on a qualitative research that investigated how three native Chinese language teachers (NCLTs) constructed their teacher identity as they entered the initial teaching practice in Denmark. Drawing upon a framework that underlines the discursive nature of identity construction, and using in-depth interviews, a narrative approach was adopted to explore three beginning NCLTs’ identity trajectory as they crossed multiple boundaries from students in China, student teachers in China, to teachers in Denmark. The study suggests that the challenges the NCLTs faced at different stages of their teacher identity construction showed the negotiation of past experiences, present perception, and future ideals in regard to Chinese language, pedagogy and context.

Key words:
Native Chinese language teachers, teacher identity, discourse analysis, narrative
Udgivelsesårjun. 2014
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2014
BegivenhedThe 12th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy - Harbin Technology University, Harbin, Kina
Varighed: 27 jun. 201429 jun. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 12th


KonferenceThe 12th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy
LokationHarbin Technology University

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