Provides an alternative and original theoretical perspective that addresses marginalization and privilege in teaching
Language Teacher Recognition
Narratives of Filipino English Teachers in Japan
Aims and Scope
This book presents the career narratives of an under-researched group of teachers: immigrant Filipino teachers of English working mainly with young and very young learners in Japan. It provides a nuanced and revealing critique of poststructuralist views of identity and proposes recognition theories as an alternative perspective.
- 168 pages
- MULTILINGUAL MATTERS
- EFL; non-native teachers of English; language teacher identity; recognition theory; identity politics; career narratives; language teacher associations (LTAs); Filipino English Teachers; identity politics in language teaching
Stewart’s book goes where previous language teacher identity books have not gone, focusing on an under-researched group, Filipino English teachers in Japan, while adopting an identity politics perspective which draws on the work of scholars such as Alex Honneth and Charles Taylor. Extremely well written, it is a must-read for anyone interested in language teacher identity.