Travellers’ tales : the expatriate english language teacher in the new global culture

Neilsen, Roderick 2009, Travellers’ tales : the expatriate english language teacher in the new global culture, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, England.

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Title Travellers’ tales : the expatriate english language teacher in the new global culture
Author(s) Neilsen, RoderickORCID iD for Neilsen, Roderick
Publication date 2009
Total pages 206
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Place of Publication Cambridge, England
Keyword(s) english language
Summary Most of the research into ELT has focused on its linguistic and methodological aspects, which are based on Western scientific traditions. The contributions and experiences of English language teachers themselves, especially their work in overseas contexts, have frequently been overlooked. This volume aims to document the complexity of ELT as 'work' in new global economic and cultural conditions, and to explore how this complexity is realised in the everyday experiences of ELT teachers. The development of ELT from the colonial experience to its current status as a global commodity is explored; ELT is then situated in the discourses of globalisation, specifically within Appadurai's theorisation of global flows of people, images, ideas, technology and money, or scapes. Within this framework, narratives are constructed from the experiences of Native-speaking English teachers. These reveal much about the personal, pedagogical and cultural dimensions of ELT work in non-Centre countries, and will contribute to a greater understanding of the intercultural dimensions of ELT for all those who work in it, and in related educational fields.
ISBN 144380150X
Language eng
Field of Research 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
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