Phiona Stanley's A Critical Auto/Ethnography of Learning Spanish: PDF

By Phiona Stanley

ISBN-10: 1138898953

ISBN-13: 9781138898950

The premise that intercultural touch produces intercultural competence underpins a lot clarification of backpacker tourism and in-country language schooling. even if, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing structures of cultural 'otherness' could prevent intercultural competence improvement. this can be nowhere more true than in contexts during which extensive disparities of energy, wealth, and privilege exist, and the place such positionings may work unproblematized. This learn contributes to theoretical understandings of the way intercultural competence develops via intercultural touch events via an in depth, a number of case learn of 3 conceptually similar contexts during which Western backpackers learn Spanish in Latin the USA. This event, usually 'bundled' with home-stay, volunteer paintings, social, and vacationer stories, deals a wealthy set of empirical facts in which to appreciate the character of intercultural competence and the methods in which it can be built. types of a unmarried, context-free, transferable intercultural competence are rejected. as a substitute, feedback are made as to how educators may also help organize intercultural sojourners by way of scaffolding their intercultural reflections and problematizing their very own intersectional identities and their assumptions. The examine is a severe ethnography with parts of autoethnographic mirrored image. The e-book for that reason additionally contributes to improvement of this qualitative study method and gives an empirical instance of its software.

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