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Student teachers and their identity construction and awareness of multilingualism : re-visiting three studies (2019)
La construcción de la identidad y la toma de conciencia sobre el multilingüismo de los docentes en formación : revisión de tres estudios

Kalaja, P. (2019). Student teachers and their identity construction and awareness of multilingualism : re-visiting three studies. Lenguaje y textos, 49, 67-84. https://doi.org/10.4995/lyt.2019.11470

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All authors or editorsKalaja, Paula

Journal or seriesLenguaje y textos



Publication year2019


Pages range67-84

PublisherSociedad Española de Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura

Publication countrySpain

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessDelayed open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65089


This article re-visits three studies that originally focused on beliefs about second language (L2) learning and
teaching held by student teachers. The studies have been conducted in the same educational context (that
is, at a Finnish university). The participants in the studies are majors or minors in English, Swedish, German,
etc., and they range from first-year students to fifth-year students about to graduate as qualified L2 teachers.
Data have been collected by a variety of means over the past few years (questionnaires, sentence-completion
tasks, drawings), and partly longitudinally. The pools of data (verbal and visual) will be re-analysed
from the perspective of identity construction and awareness of aspects of multilingualism and findings critically

Keywordslanguage teachinglanguage teachersteacher trainingprofessional identitysecond languagemultilingualism

Free keywordsidentity; multilingualism; student teachers; longitudinal; visual narratives

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2019

JUFO rating1

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