The Socialization of a Novice Teacher of English: Becoming an Agent of Change

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Claudia Patricia Mesa Villa


This case study reports the analysis of the induction as a socialization process of a Colombian novice teacher of English. Since critical approaches to socialization highlight the role of novice teachers in critical school transformation during their induction stage, this study aims to disclose the teacher’s possibilities of becoming an agent of change. The data collection procedures included interviews, class observations and document analysis. The findings revealed that the teacher’s socialization was not a gradual transition and his possibilities to contribute to school transformation differed in accordance with the interplay among his professional interests and school factors.

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Mesa Villa, C. P. (2017). The Socialization of a Novice Teacher of English: Becoming an Agent of Change. HOW, 24(1), 83–100.
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Claudia Patricia Mesa Villa, University of Antioquia

Claudia Patricia Mesa Villa is a teacher at the School of Languages at the Eastern Branch of the Universidad de Antioquia. She holds an MA in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning and her academic interests include teacher education, professional development, and culture in EFL.


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