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ERIC Number: EJ1053837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Critical Socio-Cultural Elements of the Intercultural Endeavour of English Teaching in Colombian Rural Areas (Elementos críticos socioculturales de la labor de enseñar inglés en áreas rurales colombianas)
Bonilla, Sandra Ximena; Cruz-Arcila, Ferney
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v16 n2 p117-133 Oct 2014
This article reports a study done with five English language teachers in Colombian rural areas. Questionnaires and interviews were used to see how these teachers understand their professional practice considering the contextual features of their regional workplaces. Amongst the findings, we noticed that these teachers have to mediate between local and global tensions and also deal with socio-cultural matches and mismatches in their labours. It is hoped this work raises awareness of critical sociocultural factors involved in the teaching of English in rural settings and of the complexity of its intercultural dimension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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