EAL teacher-agency: implications for participation in professional development

Gurney, Laura and Liyanage, Indika 2016, EAL teacher-agency: implications for participation in professional development, International journal of pedagogies and learning, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 49-59, doi: 10.1080/22040552.2016.1187650.

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Title EAL teacher-agency: implications for participation in professional development
Author(s) Gurney, Laura
Liyanage, IndikaORCID iD for Liyanage, Indika orcid.org/0000-0001-6459-4977
Journal name International journal of pedagogies and learning
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Start page 49
End page 59
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 2204-0552
Keyword(s) teacher professional development
teacher agency
professionalism
English language teaching
Summary Teachers construct their practice, education and professionaldevelopment within two domains of professionalism: sponsored andindependent. The association between these two domains, however,is complex; it is overlapping, inseparable and sometimes uneasy. Thecomplexity is further exacerbated by the codependent nature ofassociation between the teacher and employment context in whichteachers’ and institutions’ trajectories for professional developmentmay vary. This situation calls into question the discrete treatmentgiven to and received by sponsored and independent professionalismin conceptualisations of teacher professional development. We arguethat, in both domains, teachers’ agency as learners is crucial for theirprofessional development and institutional efficacies. We critique theostensible disconnect and tensions that exist between the domains ofsponsored and independent professionalism in relation to teachingEnglish as an additional language and discuss how principles ofsponsored and independent professional development initiativescan be harnessed for optimal teacher learning.discuss how principles ofsponsored and independent professional development initiativescan be harnessed for optimal teacher learning.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/22040552.2016.1187650
Field of Research 130207 Lote, Esl and Tesol Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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