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Beyond Understanding: Intercultural Teacher Empathy in the Teaching of English as an Additional Language
(2013)
  • Maggie McAlinden, Curtin University of Technology
Abstract
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of learners in Australian education, this phd study explored teacher empathy in a diverse tertiary education setting. The study developed a tentative, constructivist grounded theory of teacher empathy and interculturality. The findings point to the importance of teacher identity and the experience, expression and interpretation of emotion and meaning in culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings. The theory and its implications challenge, inform and support educators in Australia and beyond to meet the demand to become critical, interculturally effective educators.
Keywords
  • empathy,
  • ESL,
  • ELT,
  • Higher Education,
  • identity,
  • intercultural education
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Maggie McAlinden. "Beyond Understanding: Intercultural Teacher Empathy in the Teaching of English as an Additional Language" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maggie_mcalinden/1/