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By D. Rivers

ISBN-10: 1137345187

ISBN-13: 9781137345189

This quantity stands as an illustration of resistance to 'the identified' (i.e. the tyranny of the anticipated) via person and collective counter-conduct in the area of language schooling. Supported by way of facts drawn from quite a few neighborhood and nationwide contexts, the pro stories of the authors show how the pedagogies, practices, and regulations of 'the establishment' usually mirror an critical to supply a model of language schooling disinterested with the ideological and political foundations of its personal imposition. whereas being forthright in its quest to withstand and deconstruct yes 'knowns', the first sentiment underpinning this quantity doesn't withhold the hand of reconciliation, game and reconstruction. As a venture of wish, this quantity reminds all language educators that our function is multifaceted, continuous and solid in carrier now not of our specific curiosity teams, our institutional paymasters, or ourselves, yet really of the person scholars who belief that our professionalism will aid them in a self-authoring an empowering academic adventure with no compromising their integrity as human beings.

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I think it’s very important, because you are not in the real school ... This is like, it’s school, okay, but it’s like holidays, it’s mixed ... It doesn’t have to be like high school. We want to take it easy. (Sylvia, Italian student, chain language centre, Regional City, 2012) First of all I thought, I just wish[ed] that all the teachers have special way to teach English correctly. So once I had a question to my teacher but she can’t answer to me. So I’m really disappointed because I didn’t expect that situation.

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Hye Jun, Korean student, chain language centre, Regional City, 2012) When you are in Colombia and somebody speaks with you about Australia, you’re only thinking kangaroos, koalas. [They think] there is koalas in Sydney ... Before I arrived here I thought that this country was like United States, like a big city, busy city. All the people maybe stressful, maybe angry. But when I arrived here I saw that all the people was very organised, all the things was just very organised ... ’ Friendly. (Andrés, Colombian student, independent language centre, State Capital, 2012) These excerpts evidence the variety of social imaginaries of Australia that exist among incoming students.

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