English for Academic Purposes in Neoliberal Universities: A Critical Grounded Theory

  • Gregory¬†Hadley

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gregory Hadley
    Pages 45-59
  3. Gregory Hadley
    Pages 61-93
  4. Gregory Hadley
    Pages 95-126
  5. Gregory Hadley
    Pages 127-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-184

About this book


The critical grounded theory presented in this book offers valuable insights on the social processes and strategies used by Blended English for Academic Purposes Professionals (BLEAPs) at higher education institutions, as they struggle to negotiate the challenges arising from a new focus on recruiting international students and hunting for other resources for their universities. Drawing from in-depth interviews with numerous research participants at over eleven higher educational institutions in the UK, Japan and the United States, this work focuses on those who have been precariously placed as middle manager at many EAP and TESOL programs. Lacking in both positional power or permanence, these 'BLEAPs' are faced with many challenges as they seek to understand  their changing role in higher educational institutions, and engage in strategies that can help them gain greater control over issues in their profession.


BLEAP Blended English for Academic Purposes Professional EAP English for Academic Purposes ELT English Language Teaching TEAP Teacher of English for Academic Purposes TESOL Tertiary EAP programs critical grounded theory for language teachers

Authors and affiliations

  • Gregory¬†Hadley
    • 1
  1. 1.Niigata UniversityNiigata-shiJapan

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