Academic Publishing in Language Education and Language Policy: Conundrums and Internationalisation
In this talk, Dr Rita Elaine Silver will discuss current issues in interntionational publishing for language education and language policy. She focuses on
expectations (authors, editors and readers),
responsibilities (authors, editors, reviewers), and
conundrums of internationalisation including the pressure to publish in ‘high tier’ journals; the expectation for publication in English medium journals, against the the continuing need for highly contextualised, local studies and dissemination to students, teachers, and policymakers.
In addition to addressing the conceptual issues, Dr Silver provides some practical tips on selecting journals for publication, contacting editors, and surviving the review process.
Rita Elaine Silver is an Associate Professor of English Language and Literature and Associate Dean for Research Design and Integrity at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research interests are in classroom discourse in language and literacy, teacher talk and reading comprehension instruction, intersections of language policy and language pedagogy, language awareness and teacher professional learning.
She has published in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, AERA Open, Journal of Research Administration, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Teacher Education, International Journal of Sociology of Language, Language Policy, RELC Journal, TESOL Quarterly and others. Her most recent book is “The Role of Language in Content Pedagogy: A Framework for Teachers’ Knowledge” (co edited with Lay Hoon Seah and Mark Baildon, in press).