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DOI

10.14221/ajte.2013v38n3.8

Abstract

This paper explores the experiences of three teachers as novice researchers as they taught full-time in a university English language school in Turkey. Viewing the participants’ experiences as researchers through a narrative understanding of teacher knowledge and a critical literacy lens enhanced their critical cognisance of their positioning as women instructors in a higher education setting. Their research experiences were shaped not only by their classroom concerns but also by expectations and larger social narratives that lived beyond their classroom doors. This study focuses specifically upon English language teachers and acknowledges the intersection of gender roles and contextual constraints as complicating, and possibly constraining, the professional learning of teachers as they engage in research.


Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.14221/ajte.2013v38n3.8