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Title:East Asian and non-East Asian non-native English-speaking teachers’ navigation of identity and experiences as ESL teachers in the U.S. public school system
Author(s):Huang Oesch, Xiyuan
Director of Research:Witt, Mary A
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Witt, Mary A
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Hood, Denice W; Huang, David; Pak, Yoon
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ed.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Non-Native English-speaking Teachers
ESL Teachers
East Asian
Non-East Asian
Teacher Identity
Abstract:Prior research has shown that professional identity formation is more difficult for NNESTs than NESTs because they face challenges in the form of the native speaker fallacy, microaggressions, and self-doubt. This paper shares the results of a qualitative analysis of three East Asian and three non-East Asian non-native English-speaking ESL teachers to understand how appearance, culture, language, and ethnicity impacted their experience of navigating their professional identities within the U.S. school system.
Issue Date:2020-05-07
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108330
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Xiyuan Huang Oesch
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-08-27
Date Deposited:2020-05


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