The Writing Teacher is the (Real) Writer Herself: From Passionate Beliefs to a Professional Journey

Isnawati, Uzlifatul Masruroh and Kirana, Dhinuk Puspita and Irawati, Enny (2019) The Writing Teacher is the (Real) Writer Herself: From Passionate Beliefs to a Professional Journey. JALLR Journal of Applied Linguistics and Language Research, 6 (1). pp. 237-253. ISSN 2376-760X

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Abstract

This research portrays the beliefs and practices of a teacher writer which shaping the journey of her professional development as a teacher writer. The teacher writer being investigated in this study teaching English at a one of junior high school in Indonesia. Being a teacher is one profession, so is the case being a writer is another different profession. Thus, become a teacher as well as a writer is a tenuous experience. In addition, such beliefs, experiences, and practices from a teacher writer are thought-provoking to explore, as there were only few to mention the teacher who concurrent as a writer. The data were collected through an in- depth interviews, questionnaires, and documentary studies. The research showed that the teacher’s beliefs on the practice of writing are consistent with her practice as reflected on her works as a professional writer. Her writing activities are also published along with her profession as a fulltime English teacher. The findings also revealed that she was actively involved in academic activities as her genuine passion to improve her professional development. Ultimately, this is the pondering that never goes out from full dedication and enthusiasm as a professional teacher writer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keyword: writing, beliefs, teacher writer, professional journey
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Fransisca Puspitasari
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 06:31
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 06:31

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