Meeting the needs of offshore learners: A case study of Australian EFL educators and Indonesian EFL learners

Exley, Beryl E. (2001) Meeting the needs of offshore learners: A case study of Australian EFL educators and Indonesian EFL learners. In Crossing Borders: New Frontiers for Educational Research, 2-6 December, 2001, Fremantle, Australia.

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This paper is concerned with Australian educators’ experiences of teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Central Java, Indonesia. Data were collected from private English language colleges in Jakarta, Central Java, via an interview study with educators who identified as Australian citizens. Employing an analytical framework derived mainly from the work of Basil Bernstein, the paper examines educators’ accounts of what is validated as curriculum and how the pedagogic relationship is structured within this offshore context. Moreover, this study reveals how much control the educator and the learner have over the curriculum and the pedagogic relationship, thus raising questions about the space created for cultural difference.

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ID Code: 1815
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: EFL, Bernstein, EFL curriculum, offshore education, pedagogic relationship, cultural difference
ISSN: 1324-9339
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 AARE
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:26

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