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Critical Pedagogy Overseas

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary J. Eberhardinger (Creator)
Spoma Jovanovic, Professor (Contributor)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Spoma Jovanovic

Abstract: This essay fuses critical pedagogical concepts of selected scholars with real-life narratives of teaching English as a Second Language in Japan. This exposition of critical pedagogues, JET Programme participants and students addresses the challenges of practicing a critical pedagogy overseas. In particular, this essay explores the context of Japan and the subject of English as for future ESL teachers. Rather than practicing a consistent critical pedagogy regardless of geographical location, this essay claims that ESL teachers are in risk unconsciously practicing a contained pedagogy.

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Other
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
teaching overseas, English education, contained pedagogy, ESL, Japanese education system, The JET Programme