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Title: A critical-grounded approach to the understanding of a group of Hong Kong based global academics' choice of staying away from home in relation to changing attitudes, meanings, experience and objective conditions
Author: Lai, Lydia Sin Ting
Awarding Body: UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2007
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This research is about a group of English language teachers' overseas experience in Hong Kong. TEFL/TESOL teachers belong to a larger group of global academics (glomics) which forms a part of yet an even larger and growing group of global nomads (glomads) who spend most of their time making a living away from home. Little is known about their life, culture and experience. Taking the homing instinct of humans and animals as a starting point, the project seeks to find out what and how elements are keeping this group from home. C in the spirit of grounded theory, the qualitative research gathered data from 15 interviews with academics working in a Hong Kong university. Four core concepts emerged, namely, Adaptation, Drifting in Global Comfort, Drifting in Global Discomfort and Bitter/Sweet Home.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.495659  DOI: Not available
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