English education for international students in local schools : practices of inclusion and discourses of exclusion
Arber, Ruth 2010, English education for international students in local schools : practices of inclusion and discourses of exclusion, English teaching & learning, vol. 34, no. 2, Summer : Special issue : ELT in social and cultural contexts, pp. 1-43.
Summer : Special issue : ELT in social and cultural contexts
Taiwan Normal University Center for English Teaching
Place of publication
This paper is concerned with the ways secondary teachers in Victoria, Australia, speak about inclusive education for international students. Preliminary analysis of recent research shows teachers understand that English language teaching is crucial and are committed to its good practice. Nevertheless, further analysis suggests teacher approaches to education are contested, support a deficit view of teaching practice, and simplify notions of language and culture to their discrete and systemic characteristics vis-a-vis their embodied and ontological aspects. Even as teachers work to include all of their students, their efforts are mediated by discourses that negotiate the nexus between identity and difference, language and culture, and English language education. Together these discourses work to inscribe international students differently within the community, redefine the education provided to them, and constrain their access to contemporary and globalized life-worlds.
Field of Research
130307 Ethnic Education (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Maori and Pacific Peoples)
Socio Economic Objective
939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category
C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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