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Native-speakerism and ‘hidden curricula’ in ELT training: a duoethnography

Issue: Vol 2 No. 2 (2018)

Journal: Journal of Language and Discrimination

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DOI: 10.1558/jld.36409


Issues surrounding native-speakerism in ELT have been investigated from a diverse range of research perspectives over the last decade. This study uses a duoethnographic approach in order to explore the concept of a 'hidden curriculum' that instils and perpetuates Western 'native speaker' norms and values in the formal and informal training of English language teachers. We found that, despite differences in our own individual training experiences, a form of 'hidden curriculum' was apparent that had a powerful effect on our initial beliefs and practices as teachers and continues to influence our day-to-day teaching.

Author: Robert J. Lowe, Luke Lawrence

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