School-University Partnerships in English Language Teacher Education

Tensions, Complexities, and the Politics of Collaboration

  • Cheri Chan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

About this book


This book addresses the complex issues that arise in school-university collaborative action research projects. Employing sociocultural perspectives on examining professional practices of in-service teachers, it examines the complexities of negotiating beliefs, identities and interpersonal relations when educators from two different institutional cultures collaborate. Specifically, the book explores issues such as the discourses that are operative in school-university collaboration for English language teacher education; the way in which beliefs, interpersonal relations and identities are negotiated in school-university partnership; what tensions and complexities operate in collaborative action research discourse in an educational context; and how school-university collaboration can be achieved. The book adopts a critical perspective and provides arguments from a non-Western sociocultural perspective.


Educational Research Using Foucault Theories Critical Postmodern Educational Research in Asia Development Practices of Second Language Teachers English Language Teacher Education interinstitutional Collaboration School-university Partnership in Language Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Cheri Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.Hong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32617-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32619-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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