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Cluster on Language Research present: Dr. Noriko Ishihara

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Cluster on Language Research present: Dr. Noriko Ishihara
February 22, 2017 1:10 pm
February 22, 2017 2:00 pm
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Time: 1:10 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Voorhies 228

Dr. Noriko Ishihara will give a talk entitled “Agency in Language Teaching: Translingual Practice and Identity Negotiation” at the biweekly Cluster on Language Research meeting. Below is a brief abstract:

Based on the data from life-history interviews, this talk attempts to address a gap in research on teacher agency, which has scarcely been investigated in second/foreign language (L2) teacher education especially in its discursive construction. Teacher agency can be manifested in actions and decisions made in instruction, assessment, and curriculum development and has been explored in the context of educational reforms and language policies. Teacher agency is also inextricably interwoven with negotiation of positioning, power, beliefs, values, morals, self-esteem, personal and professional identities, legitimacy, and the like. It is this complex interplay between agency and these factors that I wish to explore by examining teachers’ co-constructed narratives of socialization and translingual practice (Canagarajah, 2013a, b).

This event is sponsored by Davis Humanities Institute, Cluster on Language Research

For more information please contact: Aaron Yamada, aagyamada@ucdavis.edu

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