Identifying and Recruiting Language Teachers

Identifying and Recruiting Language Teachers

A Research-Based Approach

Identifying and Recruiting Language Teachers
kategoria: Educational Systems
autor: Peter B. Swanson
wydawnictwo: Information Age Publishing
ISBN / EAN: 9781617358562
język: angielski
data wydania: 14/12/2012
oprawa: miękka
wymiary: 15,6 x 23,4 x 0,9 cm
stron: 170
Identifying and Recruiting Language Teachers
cena:229,90 zł
czas sprowadzenia z zagranicy: 5-10 dni
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This volume begins by locating critical inquiry within the epistemological and methodological
history of second language study. Subsequent chapters portray researcher-participant exploration
of identity and agency while challenging inequitable policies and practices. Research on
internationalization, Englishization, and/or transborder migration address language policies and
knowledge production at universities in Hong Kong, Standard English and Singlish controversies
in Singapore, media portrayals of the English as an Official Language movement in South Korea,
transnational advocacy in Japan, and Nicaraguan/Costa Rican South to South migration.
Transnational locations of identity and agency are fore-fronted in narrative descriptions of
Korean heritage language learners, a discursive journey from East Timor to Hawaii, and a reclaimed
life history by a Chinese peasant woman. Labor union and GLBT legal work illustrate
discourses that can hinder or facilitate agency and change. Hawaiian educators advocate for indigenous self-determination through
revealing the political and social meanings of research. California educators describe struggles at the front-lines of resistance to
policies and practices harmful to marginalized children. A Participatory Action Research (PAR) project portrays how Latina youth in
the U.S. "resist wounding inscriptions" of the intersecting emotional and physical violence of homes, communities, and antiimmigrant
policies and attitudes. Promoting agency through drawing on diversity resources is modeled in a bilingual undergraduate
PAR project. The volume as a whole provides a model for critical research that explores the multifaceted and evolving nature of
language identities while placing those traditionally known as participants at the center of agency and advocacy.