ERIC Number: EJ565282
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Clashing Metaphors About Language Teachers: Toward a Systematic Typology for the Language Teaching Field.
Oxford, Rebecca L.; Tomlinson, Stephen; Barcelos, Ana; Harrington, Cassandra; Lavine, Roberta Z.; Saleh, Amany; Longhini, Ana
System, v26 n1 p3-50 Mar 1998
Examines different, often contradictory metaphors about teachers, organizes them according to four major philosophical viewpoints, and shows how language-teaching methods relate to these metaphors. It is argued that identifying and fully understanding these contrasting views can heighten "perspective-consciousness," increase tolerance and understanding, and make the language classroom a more welcoming environment for students and teachers. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "Language Teachers: New Roles, New Perspectives."