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Legitimising teacher identity: Investment and agency from an ecological perspective

Bowen, NEJA; Satienchayakorn, N; Teedaaksornsakul, M; Thomas, N; (2021) Legitimising teacher identity: Investment and agency from an ecological perspective. Teaching and Teacher Education , 108 , Article 103519. 10.1016/j.tate.2021.103519.

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Abstract

International higher-education systems position teachers in ways that require an ecological perspective to understand the complexities of identity formation. Accordingly, we apply a model of legitimisation that combines Positioning Theory and Bourdieu's analogy of capitals, means/codes, and marketplaces to investigate the roles, identities, and investments of six university teachers in Thailand. Findings from in-depth interviews show that our participants navigate the complexity and fluidity of their positions through a view of identity that puts holistic learning above content or language-related goals. Moreover, despite positioning themselves as individuals, their discourses reflect a common goal for ethical self-formation driven by emotion labour.

Type: Article
Title: Legitimising teacher identity: Investment and agency from an ecological perspective
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2021.103519
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2021.103519
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: English language teaching, EMI Thailand, Emotion labour, Identity agency, Teaching-as-caring
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10138184
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