Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education - Andy Curtis

Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education - Andy Curtis

Introduction to the Question Four Responses

Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education - Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis [+-]
Anaheim University, California
Andy Curtis (PhD) is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University. From 2015 to 2016, he served as the 50th President of the TESOL International Association. He has (co)authored and (co)edited 200 articles, book chapters and books, and he has presented to 50,000 language educators in 100 countries. He is based in Ontario, Canada, from where he works with learning organizations worldwide.


The fourth and final set of prompts for the RTLs was: Think of a leadership challenge you faced some time ago. Describe that challenge, how you met/coped with that challenge, and what advice you would give someone facing a similar challenge. Or, instead of giving advice, you can describe what you would do differently, with the benefit of experience and hindsight, if you faced a similar challenge today. As noted in the introductions to Question Two and Question Three, re-presenting the same question in different forms is a common and effective technique used by teachers, perhaps especially language teachers. The first version of the Question Four prompt is focused on giving advice, and the second on describing how the RTL would respond differently had they to face a similar leadership challenge at present. But the difference between those two focuses is really only the difference between giving advice to others and giving advice to oneself.

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Curtis, Andy. Introduction to the Question Four Responses. Reflecting on Leadership in Language Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 103-116 Jan 2022. ISBN 9781800501393. Date accessed: 08 Dec 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42777. Jan 2022

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