What’s the Standard?

In my last post (Interacting with Linguistic Capital and Teacher Agency), I alluded to the balance that language teachers must find between working within the bounds of educational policy and making accommodatons for inclusion, perhaps at times pushing the boundaries. I feel that the topic merits further attention.

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Overcoming the Myth of Neutrality

Like anyone else, a teacher is in part a product of his or her environment. Ellis (2016) emphasizes the "languaged lives" of teachers, in which their own experiences with language education "inform their identities and positioning as teachers of English"...