Multilingual Education

Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context

Experiences from Hong Kong

Authors: Trent, John, Gao, Xuesong, Gu, Mingyue

  • Addresses language teacher education in multilingual contexts
  • Includes a collection of studies from multiple perspectives and multiple authors
  • Examines complexities of becoming language teachers in multilingual contexts
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About this 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 contexts.

Reviews

“The book provides readers with practical and inspiring information about teacher identities and teacher education programmes in Hong Kong. It is insightful for student teachers, teachers, teacher educators, policy makers and researchers interested in teacher education, For anyone who is interested in the field of L2 teacher education or the broader field of L2 learning and teaching, particularly in multilingual contexts, I would recommend the book without hesitation.” (Wei Ren, Journal of Education for Teaching, Vol. 41 (3), 2015)

“Trent, Gao, and Gu successfully showcase their research work from a multidimensional and multifaceted view to focus on teacher identity as a crucial issue for the professional development of language teachers … and set their work in Hong Kong’s multilingual context of rich complexity. … this volume makes a substantial contribution to our knowledge of teacher identity and the field of language teacher education … . recommended to teacher education researchers, teacher educators, and policy makers in similar contexts.” (Hao Xu, System, Vol. 47, December, 2014)

“‘Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context, Experiences in Hong Kong’ is a collection of studies exploring the situation of potential English language teachers in Hong Kong, and seeks to understand issues in this specific multilingual context. … The book will be of great significance to language teachers, policy makers and research

ers in applied and sociolinguistics, especially those focusing on language teacher development from an educational and/or political perspective.” (Christina Nicole Giannikas, The Linguist List, February, 2014)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Trent, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • It Is Not a Bad Idea for Me to Be a Language Teacher!

    Trent, John (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • Cross-Border Pre-service Teachers in Hong Kong: Identity and Integration

    Trent, John (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Journeys Towards Teaching: Pre-service English Language Teachers’ Understandings and Experiences of Teaching and Teacher Education in Hong Kong

    Trent, John (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Language Teachers and the Falling Language Standards in Hong Kong: An Internet-Based Inquiry

    Trent, John (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7391-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0255-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Teacher Education in a Multilingual Context
Book Subtitle
Experiences from Hong Kong
Authors
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7392-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7392-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7391-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0255-1
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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