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Foreign nationals on a PGCE modern languages course: Questions of national identity

Block, David (2001) Foreign nationals on a PGCE modern languages course: Questions of national identity. European Journal of Teacher Education, 24 (3). pp. 291-312. ISSN 0261-9768. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Additional Information: This paper examines how nine French, German and Spanish nationals made sense of and adapted to foreign language education in England whilst attending a PGCE course at a London university. Drawing on group interview data (four interviews with three groups during the academic year), the paper shows how these individuals alternated between distancing themselves from their putative home nationality and aligning themselves with it, especially as regards how they conceptualised foreign language grammar and teaching methodology. In the end, all nine teachers had decided to remain in Britain and take up posts as newly qualified teachers. However, their experiences point to the need for greater attention to cross cultural issues on PGCE courses.
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Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 16:15
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 07:50
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