Learner Autonomy across Cultures

Language Education Perspectives

  • David Palfreyman
  • Richard C. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Culture and Learner Autonomy

    1. David Palfreyman
      Pages 1-19
  3. Autonomous Learners

  4. Theoretical Perspectives

  5. Practical Interventions

  6. Institutions and Teachers

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-292

About this book


What does 'autonomy' mean within language learning? Should it be enhanced within national, institutional or small group culture and, if so, how can that be done? A variety of new theoretical perspectives are here firmly anchored in research data from projects worldwide. By foregrounding cultural issues and thus explicitly addressing the concerns of many educators on the appropriateness and feasibility of developing learner autonomy in practice, this book fills a gap in the literature and offers practical benefits to language teachers.


language Language Learning Literatur second language

Editors and affiliations

  • David Palfreyman
    • 1
  • Richard C. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Zayed UniversityDubai
  2. 2.University of WarwickUK

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