Understanding the complexities of self-image in an EFL rural setting

Understanding the complexities of self-image in an EFL rural setting

In this book, we looked at self-image from a humanistic perspective. We see it as a dynamic and complex process that compromises self-respect and self-confidence. The protagonists of this story come from a rural area. They were a group of eleventh graders from a high school in Samacá, one of the 123 towns in the state of Boyacá, Colombia. As narrators of the story, we wanted to explore, analyze, and interpret how these adolescents perceived their self-image through their life stories under a narrative inquiry method. By telling their narratives, the students could reconstruct and re-signify their reality, while showing us who they are in relation to other people and their contexts. Therefore, life stories offered us the possibility to explore students’ inner and social worlds. This research study helped us increase our sensitivity to how the adolescents saw themselves as part of their rural contexts, as well as how this might affect their futures.


El libro se encuentra disponible en el catálogo de la Editorial UPTC en el siguiente link: https://editorial.uptc.edu.co/catalogo/tematicas/sociedad-y-ciencias-sociales/gpd-understanding-the-complexities-of-self-image-in-an-efl-rural-setting


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