Future Teachers, Future Perspective - The Story of English in Kuwait

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Future Teachers, Future Perspective - The Story of English in Kuwait

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dc.contributor.author Al-Rubaie, Reem en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-18T17:28:54Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T17:25:52Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-21T11:47:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-03 en_GB
dc.description.abstract In Kuwait, the English language is increasingly gaining importance signifying globalisation and internationalisation of the local culture and linguistic environment. Alongside the positive effects of the wide-spread usage of English there are negative tendencies which emerge onto the scene. This thesis is concerned with the educational aspects of such influences where it explored trainee teachers’ conceptualisations of English as an international / global language, and examined the implications of current views of English for teacher preparation in light of the most recent methodological trends such as global English delivery, expansion of teacher knowledge base, the introduction of linguistic rights and instructional policies to educational stakeholders, and the merging of language and culture in English language teaching. Through questionnaires and in-depth interviews the study found that the relationship between the local and global in Kuwait is a complex issue with social, educational and political implications. Multiple functions for English and its status within the local context were voiced and consequently alternative futures for Standard Arabic as the main source and medium of local literacy and language of academia against the background of rapid Anglicisation emerged. The results may attract the attention of Kuwait’s educational theorists and practitioners, and the hopeful outcome would be to inspire teachers to engage in critical thinking and challenge their realities; and encourage Kuwait’s educational policy makers to find a balance between the source and target languages/cultures, as well as bring to the foreground local expertise and knowledge. en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/119730 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher University of Exeter en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreason To enable publication of the research en_GB
dc.subject linguistic imperialism en_GB
dc.subject global/international English en_GB
dc.subject teacher preparation en_GB
dc.subject language policy en_GB
dc.subject Education en_GB
dc.title Future Teachers, Future Perspective - The Story of English in Kuwait en_GB
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_GB
dc.date.available 2012-07-31T04:00:06Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-21T11:47:14Z
dc.contributor.advisor Troudi, Salah en_GB
dc.publisher.department Graduate School of Education en_GB
dc.type.degreetitle PhD in Education en_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_GB
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_GB


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