Tertiary Language Teacher-Researchers Between Ethics and Politics: Silent Voices, Unseized Spaces

1st Edition

Chantal Crozet, Adriana R. Díaz

Routledge
February 19, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 184 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138584556 - CAT# K377000
Series: Routledge Studies in Language and Intercultural Communication

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Summary

Bringing together a range of perspectives from tertiary language and culture teachers and researchers, this volume highlights the need for greater critical engagement with the question of language teacher identity, agency and responsibility in light of an ever changing global socio-political and cultural landscape. The book examines the ways in which various moral, ethical, and ideological dimensions increasingly inform language teaching practice for tertiary modern/foreign language teachers, both collectively as a profession but also at the individual level in everyday classroom situations. Employing a narrative inquiry research approach which combines brief autobiographical reflections with semi-structured interview data, the volume provides a comprehensive portrait of the processes ten teacher-researchers in Australia working across five different languages engage in as they seek to position themselves more purposefully within a critical, political and ethical framework of teaching practice. The book will serve as a springboard from which to promote greater understanding and discussion of the impact of globalisation and social justice corollaries within the field, as well as to mediate the gap between language teaching theory and practice, making this key reading for graduate students and researchers in intercultural communication, language teaching, and language teacher education.

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