Sociocultural factors involved in the teaching of English as foreign language in rural areas of Colombia: an analysis of the impact on teachers’ professional development

Article


Bonilla Medina, S X and Cruz Arcila, Ferney 2013. Sociocultural factors involved in the teaching of English as foreign language in rural areas of Colombia: an analysis of the impact on teachers’ professional development. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 28-33. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w1y
AuthorsBonilla Medina, S X and Cruz Arcila, Ferney
Abstract

Bilingual education has been a very controversial issue in the last decade in Colombia because national laws now aim at fostering English–Spanish bilingualism. In particular, it has been evident that special attention has been paid to privileged, urban contexts, leaving aside the realities of disadvantaged and rural areas. This article attempts to raise awareness of critical sociocultural factors involved in the teaching of English in rural areas to understand the complexity of teachers’ professional development considering the particularities of their local work settings. Within the outcomes of this exploration, we found that teachers’ development in rural areas is quite different from that in urban areas. The sociocultural issues in the language classroom frame both teachers’ labour and their professional development needs.

KeywordsProfessional development; rural English teachers; rural education; sociocultural factors
JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation3 (2), pp. 28-33
ISSN2047-3818
Year2013
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w1y
Publication dates
Print01 Oct 2013
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Nov 2013
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/85w1y

Download files


Publisher's version

Explore this article

Explore this article

Editorial [October 2013]
Czerniawski, G. and Wells, D. 2013. Editorial [October 2013]. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 5-6. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w1z
Volunteering and learning in HE: exploring and acknowledging student experience
Weston, C., Guardini, Elena, Minnion, A. and Kwiatkowska, G. 2013. Volunteering and learning in HE: exploring and acknowledging student experience. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 7-14. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w25
The times they are a-changing: some thoughts on the historical and contemporary tensions in Initial Teacher Education for the lifelong learning sector in the UK at this pivotal moment in time
Kidd, W. 2013. The times they are a-changing: some thoughts on the historical and contemporary tensions in Initial Teacher Education for the lifelong learning sector in the UK at this pivotal moment in time. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 15-21. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w22
Theories of workplace learning in relation to teacher professional learning in UK primary schools
Atwal, Kulvarn 2013. Theories of workplace learning in relation to teacher professional learning in UK primary schools. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 22-27. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w1x
Art and design is still a gendered school subject
Etherington, Margaret 2013. Art and design is still a gendered school subject. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 34-39. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w20
The use of Web 2.0 technology for pre-service teacher learning in science education
Weller, Alan 2013. The use of Web 2.0 technology for pre-service teacher learning in science education. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 40-46. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w24
Beyond the betrayal of democracy in schools: lessons from the past, hopes for the future
Fielding, Michael 2013. Beyond the betrayal of democracy in schools: lessons from the past, hopes for the future. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 47-50. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w21
Book reviews
Paffard, F., Gariazzo, Julia and Viswarajan, S. 2013. Book reviews. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 51-55. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.85w23
  • 458
    total views
  • 478
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as