Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts

Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts


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Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts by Kay Irie, Alison Stewart

Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts presents critical practitioner research into innovative approaches to language learner autonomy. Writing about experiences in a range of widely differing contexts, the authors offer fresh insights and perspectives on the challenges and contradictions of learner autonomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230282643
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

NAOKO AOKI Professor at the Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University, Japan
PHILIP SHIGEO BROWN Special Lecturer at Konan Women's University, Japan, a tutor on the University of Birmingham distance MA TEFL/SL program and has taught in Japan for almost 10 years in various contexts
PETER CASSIDY is teaching pre-kindergarten children at Mitsui Gardens International Preschool, Japan
DARREN ELLIOTT is a language instructor at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan
SUE FRASER teaches at Seisen Jogakuin College, Nagano, Japan
SANDRA GILLESPIE worked as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Informatics at Aoyama University, Japan
GREGORY PAUL GLASGOW Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan
NANCI GRAVES is teaching full-time at Kobe Steel's in-house English training program
NAOKO HARADA teaches at the Senior High School Affiliated with Japan Women's University, Japan
CHIKA HAYASHI Senior Instructor of English at Seikei University, Japan

SHOKO IEDA Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Reitaku University, Tokyo, Japan
TOMOKO IKEDA Associate Professor at J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan and co-coordinates the Japanese Language Program of the university
HIDEO KOJIMA is a teacher educator at Hirosaki University, Japan
YUKO KOBAYASHI is working at Senzoku Gakuen High School, Japan, teaching advanced-level senior students
MASUKO MIYAHARA Lecturer for the English Language Program at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan
FUMIKO MURASE has taught English at a university in Japan for several years
MARTHA ROBERTSON teaches in the Department of Comparative Cultures at Aichi University, Japan
COLIN RUNDLE Lecturer providing academic language and learning support to students at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan
NOBUKO SAITO Professor of Japanese as a Second Language at J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan
JOSEPH P. SIEGEL Lecturer in the Centre for Language Education at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan
COLIN SKEATES Part-time Lecturer at several universities in the Tokyo area, Japan
RICHARD SMITH Associate Professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK
SCOTT THORNBURY teaches on an MA TESOL program for the New School, New York, USA
STACEY VYE has been teaching English in Japan for over twenty years, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Saitama University, Japan
CHRISTOPHER WHARTON runs a private English school in Japan

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