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ERIC Number: EJ1163579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Casting a Critical Eye on the Positioning of the Western Expatriate Teacher
Burke, Lydia E. Carol-Ann
Journal of Research in International Education, v16 n3 p213-224 Dec 2017
This article contributes to the body of research addressing the challenges of expatriate teaching appointments. It is written in the form of a critical incident analysis. Rather than focus the lens of concern on the preparedness, adaptability, and potential culture shock of the teacher who travels into an unfamiliar work context, postcolonial theory is used to focus on the knowledge-power dynamics that come into play when Western teachers take up positions in once-colonised countries of lower economic status than the teacher's home country.
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Language: English
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