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ERIC Number: EJ1131629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1833-4105
Managerialist vis-à-vis Learning and Development Goals for EAL Teachers: A Case Study of an In-Service Professional Development Provider
Gurney, Laura; Liyanage, Indika
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, v10 n1 p38-46 2015
Under current Western neoliberal philosophy, promotion of efficiency and resolution of issues are typically expected to result from effective management. The education sector, too, has responded well to these expectations. Amongst such expectations, engagement in professional development activities (PDAs) by teachers of English as an additional language (EAL) is widely encouraged, considered to be essential, and usually conducted with a view to facilitate effective and effortless administration. As such, institutional offerings of PDAs driven by managerialist agendas generally tend to be ad hoc attempts to facilitate administrative decisions rather than opportunities for teachers' lifelong learning and development. Under such circumstances, providers of in-service PDAs are faced with a conflicting dilemma--that of facilitating an effortless flow of administration and, at the same time, promoting teacher learning and development. We foreground one case of such dilemma surrounding the offering of PDAs derived as interview data from an experienced provider of in-service PDAs for EAL teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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