‘Moments of disruption’ and the development of expatriate TESOL teachers
Neilsen, Roderick (2011) ‘Moments of disruption’ and the development of expatriate TESOL teachers. English Australia Journal, 27(1), pp. 18-32.
TESOL teachers, like mainstream teachers, often experience key incidents in their professional development. In expatriate TESOL however, unfamiliar cultural and linguistic contexts may disrupt teachers’ sense of both professional and personal identity. In this paper, narratives constructed from interviews of teacher experiences document a selection of critical events and discuss their implications for professional development in TESOL. Teachers reported that deep reflection on their experiences led to a re-conceptualisation of their professional and cultural identities. The analysis of their reflections may have significant implications for TESOL work in the context of the global and the local.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||TESOL teachers, professional development, professional and cultural identities.|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Roderick Neilsen|
|Deposited On:||22 Nov 2011 22:25|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2011 17:26|
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