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ERIC Number: EJ1098443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
The Interface of Global Migrations, Local English Language Learning, and Identity Transmutations of the Immigrant Academician
Hutchison, Charles B.; Quach, Lan; Wiggan, Greg
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2006 n1 Fall 2006
As global migrations of both teachers and students have increased, so has the need to re-learn English in response to local parlances. Thus, the use of formal and informal language styles, the masking of accents, and the understanding of the differential use of certain specific words, expressions, and the like become critical for teachers and students. For international, cross-cultural educators who also face pedagogical culture shock, issues related to the differences in teaching and learning styles, curriculum, and assessment must also be addressed. Concomitantly, therefore, the identities of international educators become reconstituted into academic cosmopolites. Using data collected from 55 student evaluations as supporting evidence, this paper contends that international educators undergo personality differentiation in response to local forces, including socio-linguistic pressures. The hybridization of migrant academicians' native states with cross-cultural forces precipitates new permutations of international, transmuted identities, brewed in the crucible of educational cross-culturalisms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa
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