This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 3,
Author(s): Yongcan Liu and Yueting Xu, " Inclusion or Exclusion?: A Narrative Inquiry of a Language Teacher’s Identity Experience in the ‘New Work Order’ of Competing Pedagogies", Pages 589-597, Copyright Elsevier (April 2011).
The current article explores how an EFL teacher negotiates her identity to adapt to the ‘new work order’ in an English education department at a university in China.
From a narrative inquiry perspective, the research illuminates the complexity of teacher identity in educational reforms.
The findings show that teachers need to shift their identities to survive change.
The research addresses the criticism of community of practice for only focusing on the inbound trajectory of learning (inclusion), with teachers’ stories of being excluded from the community.