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11th International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019

The Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Why Some Graduating Language Teachers Do Not Teach: Exploring the Identity Construction Experiences of Preservice English Teachers in Hong Kong

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:45 AM–12:15 PM Central Time (US & Canada) add to calendar
Session Type

Paper (25 minutes)

Program Summary

This presentation addresses the issue of teacher attrition by exploring the identity construction experiences of English language student teachers in Hong Kong who, upon graduation, chose not to teach. Ways in which teacher educators can support student teachers’ identity construction to retain high quality language teacher education graduates are discussed.

Lead Presenter/organizer

John Trent, The Education University of Hong Kong