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Title: Using a Polar Grounded Composite to describe the socio-cultural determinants of ESL teaching in rural Fijian schools
Author: Béatrice Sylvie Boufoy-Bastick
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Institution: University of the West Indies
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: This paper utilises a grounded narrative to report on the most culturally-Fijian characteristics of teaching. The grounded narrative is a qualitative reporting methodology used to convey the Fijian educational setting vividly and authentically. It highlights the salient cultural characteristics which typify Fijian teaching by depicting a most culturally-extreme Fijian rural school, the 'ideal type'./L/This description effectively highlights the sociocultural determinants of Fijian school ethos by reporting on extreme aspects of English teaching and daily school management.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Qualitative Report, 8(2).


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