Learner Autonomy across Cultures: Language Education Perspectives

David Palfreyman, Richard C. Smith

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What does ‘autonomy’ mean within language learning? Should it be enhanced within national, institutional or small group culture and, if so, how can that be done? A variety of new theoretical perspectives are here firmly anchored in research data from projects worldwide. By foregrounding cultural issues and thus explicitly addressing the concerns of many educators on the appropriateness and feasibility of developing learner autonomy in practice, this book fills a gap in the literature and offers practical benefits to language teachers.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages292
ISBN (Electronic)9780230504684
ISBN (Print)9781403903549
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Language
  • Language learning
  • Literatur
  • Second language

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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