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Researching cultures of learning : international perspectives on language learning and education / edited by Martin Cortazzi, Lixian Jin.

Contributor(s): Cortazzi, Martin | Jin, Lixian, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: P53 .R47 2013Publication: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave MacMillian, 2013Description: xix, 355 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780230321328.Subject(s): Language and languages -- Study and teaching | Language and culture
Contents:
Introduction : Researching cultures of learning / Martin Cortazzl and Lixian Jin -- pt. I Some issues of research and its application -- 1 Cultures of learning : an evolving concept and an expanding field / Yuan Yuan and Qun Xie -- 2 Comparing learning characteristics in Chinese and anglophone cultures : pitfalls and insights / Junette Ryan -- pt. II Exploring changes in cultural heritages and learning -- 3 Understanding the Chinese learners from a perspective of confucianism / Junju Wang -- 4 Reforming teacher education in East Africa : the importance of socio-cultural context / Jan Abd-Kadir and Frank Hardman -- 5 Changing cultural ways with praise : a distant action research project in China / Jing Wang and Martin Cortazzi -- 6 Cultures of learning in academia : a Lebanese case study / Nahla N. Bacha andl Rima Bahous -- 7 Voices of the reticent? getting inside views of "Vietnamese secondary students on learning / Dat Bao -- 8 Towards transformative English language education : evolving glocalization in textbooks used in Malaysia / Hajar Abdul Rahim and Shakila Abdul Manan
pt. III Learners' perceptions and expectations of teachers -- 9 Kazakh students' perceptions of good English teachers : multiple heritages in a culture of learning / Gulnissa Makhanova and Martin Cortazzi -- 10 He or she?' examining cultural influences on Iranian language learners perceptions of teacher efficacy / Majid Nemati and Shiva Kaivanpanah -- 11 Poles apart : protocols of expectations about Finnish and Thai teachers / Erich Berendt and Maaret Mattsson -- 12 Problematizing the culture of learning English in Vietnam : revisiting teacher identity / Le Thi Thu Huyen and Phan Le Ha -- pt. IV The dynamics of socialization and motivation in cultures of learning -- 13 Cultural models, children's beliefs and parental socialization : European American and Chinese learning / Jin Li -- 14 Social network relations in Omani students' motivation to learn English / Sami Dadi and Lixian Jin -- 15 Demotivating factors affecting Iranian high school students' English learning / Rahman Sahragard and Zahra Alimorad -- 16 Japanese EFL learners' remotivation strategies / Joseph Falout, Tim Murphey, Tetsuya Fukuda and Maria Trovela.
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Introduction : Researching cultures of learning / Martin Cortazzl and Lixian Jin -- pt. I Some issues of research and its application -- 1 Cultures of learning : an evolving concept and an expanding field / Yuan Yuan and Qun Xie -- 2 Comparing learning characteristics in Chinese and anglophone cultures : pitfalls and insights / Junette Ryan -- pt. II Exploring changes in cultural heritages and learning -- 3 Understanding the Chinese learners from a perspective of confucianism / Junju Wang -- 4 Reforming teacher education in East Africa : the importance of socio-cultural context / Jan Abd-Kadir and Frank Hardman -- 5 Changing cultural ways with praise : a distant action research project in China / Jing Wang and Martin Cortazzi -- 6 Cultures of learning in academia : a Lebanese case study / Nahla N. Bacha andl Rima Bahous -- 7 Voices of the reticent? getting inside views of "Vietnamese secondary students on learning / Dat Bao -- 8 Towards transformative English language education : evolving glocalization in textbooks used in Malaysia / Hajar Abdul Rahim and Shakila Abdul Manan

pt. III Learners' perceptions and expectations of teachers -- 9 Kazakh students' perceptions of good English teachers : multiple heritages in a culture of learning / Gulnissa Makhanova and Martin Cortazzi -- 10 He or she?' examining cultural influences on Iranian language learners perceptions of teacher efficacy / Majid Nemati and Shiva Kaivanpanah -- 11 Poles apart : protocols of expectations about Finnish and Thai teachers / Erich Berendt and Maaret Mattsson -- 12 Problematizing the culture of learning English in Vietnam : revisiting teacher identity / Le Thi Thu Huyen and Phan Le Ha -- pt. IV The dynamics of socialization and motivation in cultures of learning -- 13 Cultural models, children's beliefs and parental socialization : European American and Chinese learning / Jin Li -- 14 Social network relations in Omani students' motivation to learn English / Sami Dadi and Lixian Jin -- 15 Demotivating factors affecting Iranian high school students' English learning / Rahman Sahragard and Zahra Alimorad -- 16 Japanese EFL learners' remotivation strategies / Joseph Falout, Tim Murphey, Tetsuya Fukuda and Maria Trovela.

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