An English Teacher’s Professional Identity Development: The Effect of Educational Policies

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

2 Urmia University

3 Zanjan University


A fundamental aspect of teacher socialization and development is the construction and maintenance of vivid and strong professional identity. As a multi-layered and dynamic phenomenon, teacher identity is affected by diverse range of social and institutional factors. With an aim to add to growing literature on teacher identity, the current study examined the effects of language teaching policies on an English teacher’s identity development. Following narrative strategy which is the dominant paradigm in identity research, the stories of an English teacher obtained through semi-structured interview were examined. The teacher’s narratives and accounts of his teaching experiences were analyzed through constant comparative approach which produced five main themes: lack of teacher autonomy, the effect of macro political concerns on language teaching, movement towards Communicative Language Teaching, lack of resources, and inappropriate student placement strategies. The results indicated that every single language teaching policy shaped and reshaped the teacher’s understanding of himself.


Article Title [Persian]

توسعه ی هویت حرفه ای یک معلم زبان انگلیسی، تاثیر سیاست های آموزشی

Authors [Persian]

  • بهرام بهین 1
  • فاطمه اسماعیلی 2
  • رسول اسدالهی 3
1 دانشگاه شهید مدنی آذربایجان
2 دانشگاه ارومیه
Abstract [Persian]

یک بعد اساسی اجتماعی شدن و توسعه ی معلم ایجاد و حفظ یک هویت حرفه ای قوی و واضح میباشد. به عنوان یک پدیده ی داینمیک و چند لایه ،هویت معلم تحت تاثیر فاکتورهای متعدد اجتماعی و سازمانی میباشد. با هدف افزودن به حوزه ی در حال رشد هویت معلم، این مطالعه تاثیر سیاست های آموزشی روی توسعه ی هویت حرفه ای یک معلم انگلیسی را مورد بررسی قرار داد. با دنبال کردن استراتژی روایت که الگوی غالب در مطالعه ی هویت میباشد ، داستان های یک معلم انگلیسی که از طریق مصاحبه بدست آمده بودند مورد بررسی قرار گرفتند. روایت ها و گفته های معلم مربوطه در مورد تجارب تدریس خود از طریق روش مقایسه ی همزمان بررسی شدند و 5 موضوع اصلی بدست آمد: کمبود استقلال معلم، تاثیر عوامل سیاسی کلان روی تدریس زبان، حرکت یه سمت روش تدریس ارتباطی، کمبود منابع و امکانات و استراتژی های اشتباه قرار دادن شاگردان در کلاس ها. نتایج نشان دادند که هر سیاست های آموزشی تدریس زبان نوع درک معلم از خود را شکل و تغییر شکل میدهد.

Keywords [Persian]

  • هویت
  • سیاست های آموزشی
  • معلم زبان انگلیسی
  • روایت ها
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