English language teacher education in Chile: A cultural historical activity theory

Daniela B. Solis

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The book English Language Teacher Edu­cation in Chile by educator and researcher Malba Barahona constitutes a notewor­thy example of research endeavors in the Southern Cone, where English is widely taught but few investigations reach core publications. Here is a South American voice retrieving the value of the local in the global context of English as an international lan­guage (EIL) (Canagarajah, 2005). The author ranks among “researchers… struggling to construct a universe in which our thoughts are more important than… country-related features without disregarding local contexts from which we can derive lessons in the uni­verse of learning and teaching… English…” (Nieto Cruz & Cárdenas, 2015, p. 9)


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