Discrimination behind NEST and NNEST dichotomy in ELT professionalism

Fithriani, Rahmah (2018) Discrimination behind NEST and NNEST dichotomy in ELT professionalism. In: 1st Annual International Conference on Language and Literature, 18-19 April 2018, Medan, Indonesia.

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Abstract

This paper argues that the dichotomy between native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) has resulted in discriminatory practices in English language teaching (ELT) professionalism. Reviewing four studies investigating discrimination in ELT industry in some Asian countries, this literature review reveals that most English as a foreign/second language (EFL/ESL) institutions give preferential treatment to NESTs based on some factors. Nativeness and nationality are among the top factors of discrimination in English teaching positions. Discrepancy in required academic qualification and income also prove that NNESTs have always been discriminated and marginalized in ELT employment. Furthermore, it is also found that racist policy applied by some institutions recruiting White English teachers solely because of their race and privilege. Finally, it can be concluded that some governments and institutions’ policies in recruiting English teachers have played a big role in perpetuating this discrimination against NNESTs by maintaining the ideology of NESTs as superior teachers in theories and practices of ELT

Jenis Item: Konferensi atau Workshop (Paper)
Additional Information: How to cite this article: Rahmah Fithriani, (2018), “Discrimination behind Nest and Nnest Dichotomy in ELT Pofesionalism” in The 1st Annual International Conference on Language and Literature, KnE Social Sciences & Humanities, pages 627–638. DOI 10.18502/kss.v3i4.1982
Uncontrolled Keywords: Discrimination, native speakerism, ELT professionalism
Subjects: 400 Language > 407 Education, research, related topics
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Pengguna yang mendeposit: Rahmah Fithriani, Ph.D.
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 04:11
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 02:27
URI: http://repository.uinsu.ac.id/id/eprint/3545

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