Learner Autonomy Across Cultures: Language Education Perspectives

Learner Autonomy Across Cultures: Language Education Perspectives


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ISBN-13: 9781403993403
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/03/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

NAOKO AOKI Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University, Japan
PHIL BENSON Assistant Professor at the English Centre, University of Hong Kong
ALICE CHIK Teaches English Literature and Language at a secondary school, Hong Kong
MARIA DE LOS ANGELES CLEMENTE Lecturer and Tutor, Universidad Autònoma Benito Juàrez de Oaxaca, Mexico
E.A. GAMINI FONSEKA Senior Lecturer in English and Chair of Languages, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy, Sri Lanka
XUESONG GAO Studying Social and Cultural Anthropology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
ADRIAN HOLLIDAY Reader in Applied Linguistics, Canterbury Christ Church University College, Canterbury, UK
HYE-YEON LIM PhD Candidate in Foreign Language Education, University of Texas at Austin, USA
BONNY NORTON Associate Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada
REBECCA OXFORD Professor, University of Maryland, USA
PHILIP RILEY Professor of Ethnolinguistics, University of Nancy 2, France
KLAUS SCHWIENHORST Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Centre for Language and Communication Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
KELLEEN TOOHEY Professor of Education at Simon Frase University, British Columbia, Canada
FLAVIA VIEIRA Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education and Psychology, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Culture and Learner Autonomy; D.Palfreyman PART I: AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS Becoming Autonomous in an Asian Context; P.Benson , A.Chik & H-Y.Lim Changes in Chinese students' Strategy Use After Arrival in the UK: X.Gao Learner Autonomy as Agency in Sociocultural Settings; K.Toohey & B.Norton PART II: THEORETICAL PERSEPCTIVES Toward a More Systematic Model of L2 Learner Autonomy; R.Oxford Self-access as Access to 'Self'; P.Riley Social Autonomy; A.Holliday PART III: PRACTICAL INTERVENTIONS Pedagogy for Autonomy as (Becoming-) Appropriate Methodology; R.C.Smith Autonomy in a Resource-poor Setting; E.A.G.Fonseka Neither Here Nor There?; K.Schwienhorst PART IV: INSTITUTIONS AND TEACHERS The Representation of Learner Autonomy in Organizational Culture; D.Palfreyman Learning Cultures and Counselling; M.de los A.Clemente Addressing Constraints on Autonomy in School Contexts; F.Vieira Asserting Our Culture; N.Aoki with Y.Hamakawa Postscript: Implications for Language Education; R.C.Smith References Index

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