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Book: Surviving the Induction Years of Language Teaching

Chapter: Reflecting on Third Year Philosophy

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.31250


This chapter outlines and discusses the topics related to philosophy that the novice ESL teacher reflected on during his third year. The main topic he reflected on for example was his teacher identity in terms of the origins, formation and how it has developed (or not) during his third year development. This chapter analyzes the novice teacher’s functional roles while performing his or his duties, what he felt about teaching and being a teacher, and how these were shaped by his evolving philosophy of teaching during his third year.

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