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ERIC Number: EJ1211245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Local Thoughts on Global Ideas: Pre- and In-Service TESOL Practitioners' Attitudes to the Pedagogical Implications of the Globalization of English
Cameron, Andrew; Galloway, Nicola
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v50 n1 p149-163 Apr 2019
With the globalization of the English language, Global Englishes (GE) is a growing research paradigm with numerous pedagogical implications for those learning and teaching English. The study reported here provides insights on pre- and in-service Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) practitioners' perceptions of Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT) (Galloway & Rose, 2015; Rose & Galloway, 2019), which aims to make TESOL classrooms more reflective of learners' needs in today's globalized world, where multilingualism is the norm and English functions as a lingua franca. Interviews (n=5) with those taking a GE course on an MSc TESOL programme at a Russell Group university in the UK were triangulated with a survey among the wider programme (n=66). The study reveals that curriculum innovation is complex, particularly when it requires a conceptual transition, and practitioners need time and support to implement change. Furthermore, it was clarified that GE has made little headway into 'traditional' TESOL classrooms, which remains biased towards 'native' English norms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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