Identifying And Recruiting Language Teachers: A Research-based Approach by Peter B. SwansonIdentifying And Recruiting Language Teachers: A Research-based Approach by Peter B. Swanson

Identifying And Recruiting Language Teachers: A Research-based Approach

byPeter B. SwansonEditorPeter B. Swanson

Paperback | February 18, 2014

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This volume begins by locating critical inquiry within the epistemological and methodologicalhistory of second language study. Subsequent chapters portray researcher-participant explorationof identity and agency while challenging inequitable policies and practices. Research oninternationalization, Englishization, and/or transborder migration address language policies andknowledge production at universities in Hong Kong, Standard English and Singlish controversiesin 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 ofKorean heritage language learners, a discursive journey from East Timor to Hawaii, and a reclaimedlife history by a Chinese peasant woman. Labor union and GLBT legal work illustratediscourses that can hinder or facilitate agency and change. Hawaiian educators advocate for indigenous self-determination throughrevealing the political and social meanings of research. California educators describe struggles at the front-lines of resistance topolicies and practices harmful to marginalized children. A Participatory Action Research (PAR) project portrays how Latina youth inthe U.S. "resist wounding inscriptions" of the intersecting emotional and physical violence of homes, communities, and antiimmigrantpolicies and attitudes. Promoting agency through drawing on diversity resources is modeled in a bilingual undergraduatePAR project. The volume as a whole provides a model for critical research that explores the multifaceted and evolving nature oflanguage identities while placing those traditionally known as participants at the center of agency and advocacy.
Title:Identifying And Recruiting Language Teachers: A Research-based ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.25 × 0.68 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617358568

ISBN - 13:9781617358562

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