Second Language Writing Instruction in Global Contexts English Language Teacher Preparation and Development Edited by: Lisya Seloni, Sarah Henderson Lee

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31 Oct 2019
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Multilingual Matters
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This book revisits second language (L2) writing teacher education by exploring the complex layers of L2 writing instruction in non-English dominant contexts (i.e. English as a foreign language contexts). It pushes the boundaries of teacher education by specifically examining the development of teacher literacy in writing in underrepresented L2 writing contexts, and re-envisions L2 writing teacher education that is contextually- and culturally-situated, moving away from uncritical embracement of Western-based writing pedagogies. It explores and expands on writing teacher education – how language teachers come to understand their own writing practices and instruction, and what their related experiences are in non-English dominant contexts across the globe.


The message from the well-known scholars in this volume seems clear: As the English language continues to grow in global importance, so does the importance of well-prepared writing teachers. This important book calls for more attention to preparing teachers of writing and to finding ways to deal with contextual and institutional constraints that have historically underplayed attention to English L2 writing.

- Christine Casanave, Temple University, Japan and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA

Author Biography:

Lisya Seloni is Associate Professor of English, Illinois State University, USA. Her research interests include L2 writing, teacher education, intercultural rhetoric and language-based ethnography.

Sarah Henderson Lee is Associate Professor of English, Minnesota State University, USA. Her research interests include L2 writing, World Englishes, critical pedagogy and language teacher identity.

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Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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