Teaching in Queensland schools: The rural experience of an NESB preservice teacher

McCluskey, Kerryn (2004). Teaching in Queensland schools: The rural experience of an NESB preservice teacher. In: Brendan Bartlett, Educating : weaving research into practice. 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognition, Language, and Special Education Research, Surfers Paradise, Australia, (). 3-5 December 2004.


Author McCluskey, Kerryn
Title of paper Teaching in Queensland schools: The rural experience of an NESB preservice teacher
Conference name 2nd Annual International Conference on Cognition, Language, and Special Education Research
Conference location Surfers Paradise, Australia
Conference dates 3-5 December 2004
Proceedings title Educating : weaving research into practice
Place of Publication Nathan, Qld
Publisher Griffith University, School of Cognition, Language and Special Education
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781921166068
1921166061
Editor Brendan Bartlett
Volume 3
Total pages 9
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Educators acknowledge that cultural differences can give rise to tensions within the professional environment that affect both the teacher and the student. While the focus of the literature appears to be on the students and the difficulties they face in learning or studying in English, there is a paucity of information on the cultural differences faced by teachers who are of a non-English speaking background (NESB) and the effect these differences may have on their pedagogical choices and indeed, their situations in the learning institutions in Queensland. As a teacher educator, my interest in this area stems from issues encountered in practicum situations by NESB preservice teachers, and my interpretation that these were triggered by cultural differences. This paper presents a case study of an NESB preservice teacher and his eleven week experience in a rural town. It analyses his experiences and identifies significant cultural differences between the teacher and the community and their impact on his effectiveness. Finally, the implications for improving the induction process for NESB teachers are discussed.
Subjects 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Keyword Non-English speaking background
(NESB)
Cultural differences
Q-Index Code EX

 
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