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Author Stanley, Phiona.

Title A critical ethnography of 'Westerners' teaching English in China : Shanghaied in Shanghai / Phiona Stanley
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013


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Description xi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Routledge critical studies in Asian education
Routledge critical studies in Asian education.
Contents Introduction -- English teaching in China -- Theorizing transnationals in China -- Showing the workings -- Teachers, training, and teaching -- Understanding oral English -- The pressure to be "fun" -- It's not about English teaching -- Gendered identities -- Training outcomes and teacher needs -- Constructing and maintaining identities -- Recommendations and reflections
Summary Tens of thousands of Western teachers are employed to teach English in public and private education in China. Little has previously been known, except anecdotally, about their experiences, about the effect they have on education in the context, or on students ́ђة perceptions of ́ђبthe West ́ђة that result from this contact. This book is an ethnographic study of Westerners ́ђة lived experiences teaching English in Shanghai, China. It is based on three years of groundbreaking research into the pre-service training, classroom practices, personal identities and motives, and local socially constructed roles of a group of ́ђبbackpacker teachers ́ђة from the UK, the USA and Canada. It is a study that goes beyond the classroom, addressing broader questions about the sociology, and politics, of transnational education and China ́ђةs evolving relationship with the outside world
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print edition
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakers.
English language -- Study and teaching -- China -- Shanghai.
English teachers -- China -- Shanghai.
LC no. 2012022729
ISBN 0203078055 (ebk)
0415656222 (hbk)
9780203078051 (ebk)
9780415656221 (hbk)