In episode 46, Stacey interviews Mura Nava, who teaches English to adults in France, about the state of the ELT (English Language Teaching) labor market. Mura shares his experiences as an English teacher in France and introduces us to some individuals and organizations working for justice for teachers. The episode also includes some information about adjunct labor in US higher education.
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Here is Mura’s post we refer to in the episode: https://eflnotes.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/improving-working-conditions-isnt-that-in-the-remit-of-teacher-associations/ and the tweet we refer to!
Mura shared some organizations in Europe working to organize teachers including…
Paul Walsh also has a blog.
For a hodgepodge of resources I dug up about ELT (English Language Teaching) around the world…
…an academic paper called Perspectives from within: Adjunct, foreign, English-language teachers in the internationalization of Japanese universities by Craig Whitsed and Peter Wright
…an article from the Japan Times For Japan’s English teachers, rays of hope amid the race to the bottom by Craig Currie-Robson
For resources on the adjunct labor market in the US and Canada…
…American Association of University Professors [AAUP]. (n.d.). Background facts on contingent faculty. Retrieved from https://www.aaup.org/issues/contingency/background-facts
…Modern Language Association Committee on Contingent Labor in the Profession [MLA]. (June 2011). Professional employment practices for non-tenure track faculty members: Recommendations and evaluative questions. Retrieved from http://www.mla.org/pdf/clip_stmt_final_may11.pdf
…this article from the Atlantic called There Is No Excuse for How Universities Treat Adjuncts by Caroline Fredrickson
…this guardian piece by James Hoff Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?