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ERIC Number: EJ894588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1475-1585
A Case Study on Two Advisor-Advisee Relationships in a Master's TESOL Program in Taiwan
Chen, Cheryl Wei-yu
Journal of English for Academic Purposes, v9 n3 p222-228 Sep 2010
Situated in an MA TESOL program in a large Taiwanese university, this study is a qualitative case study on two advising relationships. Three central issues were examined closely: (a) the nature of the advising relationships; (b) the challenges students encountered in the process of completing their theses; and (c) the advisors and advisee's learning from the advising relationships. It was found that both advising relationships could best be described as hierarchical and largely fit Dysthe's (2002) description of the "teaching model." Meanwhile, one of the biggest challenges the two students faced was the writing of their theses in English. Both advisors and advisees also learned from their advising relationships. To conclude the paper, a few future research directions are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan