PhD Panel 2010 Eljee Javier (School of Education)
Outline Context and Research FocusAn Honorary NativeSpeaker: Contribution to KnowledgeExamining the factors thatcontribute to the identity and Conceptual Frameworkstatus of visible ethnicminority, native speaking Methodological DesignEnglish language teachers(VEM-NEST). Ethical Consideration
Race and the English Language What are the linguistic and racial aspects of being a native English speaker in TESOL that affect the professional identity of VEM- NESTs? If being categorized into linguistic and racial hierarchies are aspects associated with the construction of identity, to what extent do such categories affect the status and professional practice of VEM-NESTs?
The notion of “foreignness”Javier, E. (2010). The foreign-ness of Native Speaking Teachers of Colour.In Nunan, D. and Choi, J. Language and Culture: Reflective Narratives andthe Emergence of Identity. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 97 – 102).
How can aspects of CDA and CRT be integrated toanalyse narratives of experience to form a compositeanalytical lens that could be used to examine VEM-NEST “discourse”? Where will I position myself within the “range” whengathering data from my participants and why?