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Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China

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Description for Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China Paperback. Num Pages: 288 pages, 6 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 6 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 1FPC; EBA; GTB; JNA; JNMT. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 234 x 156. .
Tens of thousands of Western 'teachers', many of whom would not be considered teachers elsewhere, are employed to teach English in public and private education in China. Little has previously been known, except anecdotally, about their experiences, about the effect they have on education in the context, or on students' perceptions of 'the West' that result from this contact. This book is an ethnographic study of Westerners' lived experiences teaching English in Shanghai, China. It is based on three years of groundbreaking research into the pre-service training, classroom practices, personal identities and motives, and local socially constructed roles of a ... Read more

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About Phiona Stanley
Phiona Stanley is a lecturer at the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales. She holds Politics and Education Masters degrees and a PhD in Education. She has taught in six countries including China, and has trained teachers on Cambridge CELTA and MEd at various Australian universities including offshore courses in China. ... Read more

Reviews for Critical Ethnography of 'Westerners' Teaching English in China
'This groundbreaking ethnographic study examines, in a graphic and critical manner, the lived experiences of Westerners who teach English in China. It sheds light on the tensions, contradictions, misunderstandings, and identity construction in cross-cultural encounters with complexity and texture.'
Hu Guangwei, Associate Professor, National Institute of Education, Singapore 'It's an outstanding work on a number of ... Read more

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