Josie Leonard

Department: Graduate School of Education
Discipline: Education

Project Summary

Having just completed the pre-thesis stage of the EdD TESOL, my thesis is in early stages. However, here is a brief outline of the main focus. The proposed study aims to investigate how L2 English speaker teachers relate 'international' encounters and experiences of TESOL to their own teaching contexts. I wish to investigate how such encounters and experiences shape the professional identities of individuals, and examine influencing factors which underpin dilemmas and issues that L2 English speaker teachers may face. 


Wider Research Interests

Novice teacher education and experiences 

Changes in higher education: Neo-liberal influences in higher education