Title

Native Versus Nonnative: A Literacy Teacher Educator’s Story

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Language and Literacy

Volume

12

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

46-56

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This paper presents a story of a nonnative English-speaking teacher educator who prepares native English-speaking pre- and in-service teachers to teach literacy/language arts in elementary school. It portrays what the teacher educator has experienced in exploring the meaning and purpose of literacy education for native speakers. A critical investigation of the teacher educator’s pedagogical practices in relation to his philosophical perspectives stands out as the backbone of the story. Through this investigation, the tension between “native” and “nonnative” is cast in a new light and argued to be a positive quality that should be valued in the field of literacy education.

Keywords

Literacy Education

Disciplines

Education

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