Multiple Dimensions of Teacher Identity
Zia Tajeddin [+]
Allameh Tabataba'i University
Zia Tajeddin is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran. He is Chair of Iranian Interlanguage Pragmatics SIG and Editor of Applied Pragmatics (John Benjamins) and Journal of Second Language Teacher Education. His research interests center on interlanguage pragmatic instruction and assessment, conversation analysis, (im)politeness, teacher/learner cognition and identity, and EIL/ELF. He has presented papers in many (inter)national conferences and published papers in journals such as The Language Learning Journal, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, RELC Journal, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, TESL-EJ, Language and Intercultural Communication, and TESL Canada Journal.
In chapter three, dimensions of teacher identity are described. One dimension includes teacher identity across personal, professional, and micro-macro contextual and social spaces. From another perspective, identity is a quadruple entity comprising private, ideal, public, and imposed identities. The chapter continues with the description of native and nonnative teacher identity with regard to the debate on the meaning of nativeness and nonnativeness.