The ‘pibidian’identity: a critical discourse analysis of the ‘pibidian’ social actor in teacher education programs

Michele Salles El Kadri


This paper focuses on an analysis of the pibidian identity as represented by a new teacher as she leaves the program. Thus, it aimed at discussing the fostering of pibidian identity within teacher education programs in Brazil. It is based on studies of the poststructuralist view of identity (Gee, 2001; Silva, 2004; Block, 2007; Woodward, 2011). Data used are extracted from a transcription of a local seminar. The data are analyzed through Critical Discourse analysis (Fairclough, 2003) and the theory of representation of social actors (Van Leuween, 2008). The results show the pibidian identity is constructed through ‘differentiation’ and ‘normalization’ and developed as an ‘affinity identity’. Thus, it also constructs a ‘group identity’ and crafts ‘agential’ ways of positioning.



PIBID; teacher education; identity.

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