Introduces duoethnography in ELT as a form of dialogic qualitative research focusing on the life histories of the researchers
Duoethnography in English Language Teaching
Research, Reflection and Classroom Application
Ed. by Lowe, Robert J. / Lawrence, Luke
Aims and Scope
This book sets out duoethnography as a method of research, reflective practice and a pedagogical approach in English Language Teaching (ELT). The chapters are a range of duoethnographies from established and emerging researchers and teachers, which explore the interplay between cultural discourses and life histories with a focus on ELT in Japan.
- MULTILINGUAL MATTERS
- research methodologies; duoethnography; qualitative research; reflective practice; critical applied linguistics; peer interaction
This collection of chapters is a timely and important contribution to the growing field of duoethnography. Meticulously researched and compellingly written, it is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand what duoethnography is, how it can be related to reflective practice, and how it can be applied to the classroom.
This is an important addition to our understanding of how duoethnographies relate to the cultural and discursive contexts of language. The book articulates pedagogical implications of duoethnography for language development and is an expertly crafted collection of voices, narratives, and reflections. It provides an excellent touchstone for a reflective exploration of the values of dialogue and difference.
Lowe and Lawrence have curated a fabulous collection of duoethnographies. The book is informative, readable, and very useful – for both researchers and teachers. This theoretically and methodologically complex and challenging area of research, reflection and pedagogy is narrated in an accessible, composed style. The book serves as an authoritative and convincing introduction to duoethnography in applied linguistics and ELT.