LINGUIST List 15.462

Wed Feb 4 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Palfreyman, Smith (Ed.)

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Message 1: Learner Autonomy Across Cultures: Palfreyman, Smith (Ed.)

Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 05:03:38 -0500 (EST)
From: palgravemacmillan <palgravemacmillanpalgrave.com>
Subject: Learner Autonomy Across Cultures: Palfreyman, Smith (Ed.)


Title: Learner Autonomy Across Cultures
Subtitle: Language Education Perspectives
 
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com 
 
Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1-4039-0354-9 

Editor: David Palfreyman, Zayed University, Dubai, contributing to
	ESOL-related programmes in the English Language Centre
Editor: Richard Smith, lectures in ELT/Applied Linguistics in the
	Centre for English Language Teacher Education, University of Warwick,
	UK

Hardback: ISBN: 1403903549, Pages: 304, Price: �50/$69.95

 
Abstract:

'This is an essential collection for anybody interested in learner
autonomy. Drawing on perspectives from different cultural and
professional contexts, it offers a fresh view of issues in
autonomy. One of its particular strengths lies the way in which it
brings together accounts offering direct engagement with personal
experience, capturing a sense of the excitement and discovery inherent
in this, and more conceptual papers that challenge common assumptions
or invite readers to explore and reflect on their institutional
contexts more carefully. It makes for an entertaining and informative
mix of papers which is rewarding both practically and intellectually.'
Dr Keith Richards, Director, Language Studies Unit, Aston University

Description
What does 'autonomy' mean within language learning? Should it be
enhanced within national, institutional or small group culture and, if
so, how can that be done? A variety of new theoretical perspectives
are here firmly anchored in research data from projects worldwide. By
foregrounding cultural issues and thus explicitly addressing the
concerns of many educators on the appropriateness and feasibility of
developing learner autonomy in practice, this book fills a gap in the
literature and offers practical benefits to language teachers.

Contents
Preface
Introduction: Culture and Learner Autonomy; D.Palfreyman

PART I: AUTONOMOUS LEARNERS
Becoming Autonomous in an Asian Context; P.Benson, A.Chik & H.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 la 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


Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics 
		Linguistic Theories 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)


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