Introduction; Part A: Survey; 1. Different Approaches to the Study of Teacher Learning and Identity; 2. Talk and Identity in Teacher Education and Development; Part B: Analysis; 3. Social Interaction, Knowledge and Identity in Pre-service ELT Teacher Education; 4. Social Interaction and the Global ELT Coursebook; 5. Social Interaction and Reflection in an In-service Context; Part C: Applications; 6. Managing Interaction in Teacher Education Contexts; 7. The Wider Context: Implications for the Global ELT Industry; Conclusion.
John Gray is Senior Lecturer in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Cass School of Education, University of East London. Tom Morton teaches Linguistics at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
I applaud the authors for placing social interaction front and centre in LTI research. I also appreciate their willingness to take on the precarity of discussing key issues such as social class and sexuality--issues that have often been overlooked in language teacher education... I teach a graduate seminar on identity and ideology in multilingual settings...the timeliness of this book and its theoretical and methodological detail have coaxed me into making this volume a primary course text...I urge other teacher educators to do the same because a book like this is necessary if we are to make language teacher identity a central facet of language teacher education.--Peter I. De Costa, Michigan State University "ELT Journal "
Taken as a whole, this book constitutes a valuable read for three reasons. First, it contributes to studies on LTIs by shifting research focus from traditional classroom interactions to a wide range of social interactions... Second, the authors' adoption of an overall contextual or ecological perspective which incorporates different levels of analysis in LTIs makes this work strikingly attractive... Third, from a methodological perspective, this work sheds light on the use of narrative inquiry in LTI research. Compared with previous studies, this book offers a new and creative perspective in the use of narrative... In short, Gray and Morton's work provides a delicate and transdisciplinary examination of LTIs in a broader context.--Xueyu Wang, Nantong University "Discourse Studies "