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Educational Change Amongst English Language College Teachers in China

Transitioning from Teaching for General to Academic Purposes

Authors: Li, Yulong

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  • Offers an inclusive definition of EAP, which will benefit students and beginning teachers
  • Presents a clear overview of EAP teacher education in China, which will help international readers understand the status quo in China
  • Applies phenomenological ethnography to teachers’ individual transitions, offering valuable reference material for future researchers and students alike
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This open access book provides anthropological insights into the arduous yet rewarding journeys involved in selected TESOL teachers’ pedagogical transition to teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at universities in Shanghai, the largest metropolitan area in China. 
Applying a unique combination of ethnography and phenomenology, the book offers innovative new perspectives on teacher education research. Drawing on the latest language education theory, it outlines a practitioner-friendly approach to EAP literacy. Teacher readers will especially benefit from the case studies presented here, which provide role models for teacher change in educational reform, as well as advice on their academic careers. In addition to addressing a timely and important research gap on EAP teachers in non-Western countries, the book is the ideal choice for readers interested in an update on English education in China. 

About the authors

Dr Yulong Li is an Assistant Professor at the City University of Macau, where he teaches university English, philosophy, and educational studies. Yulong has published extensively in the areas of applied linguistics, teacher development, mobile learning, education sociology and philosophy. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Li, Yulong

  • EAP and EAP Teachers

    Pages 7-23

    Li, Yulong

  • Research Methodology

    Pages 25-44

    Li, Yulong

  • Findings

    Pages 45-105

    Li, Yulong

  • Discussion

    Pages 107-134

    Li, Yulong

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3053-1
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-3052-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educational Change Amongst English Language College Teachers in China
Book Subtitle
Transitioning from Teaching for General to Academic Purposes
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3053-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3053-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3052-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 149
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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