ERIC Number: EJ565286
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Alliance: Conscious and Unconscious Aspects of the Second Language Teacher's Role.
System, v26 n1 p93-106 Mar 1998
Concepts from the field of psychoanalytic psychology, with its emphasis on unconscious personal and interpersonal processes, are applied to the practice of second-language teaching, including the "learning alliance" driven by teacher's and students' mutual commitment to the task, issues of "holding," boundary maintenance, idealization, identification, narcissistic vulnerability, teacher "abstinence," and stages of learning readiness. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Theme issue: "Language Teachers: New Roles, New Perspectives."