Since the publication of Riley's (1988) seminal paper on the "ethnography of autonomy", the discussion on autonomy and culture has tended to focus on the relevance of the 'Western' idea of autonomy to learners from 'non-Western' cultural backgrounds. Discussion of this question has on turn been dominated by what Smith (2001: 70) has called "an ongoing debate regarding the validity of learner autonomy in Asian settings".
|Title of host publication||Learner autonomy across cultures|
|Subtitle of host publication||language education perspectives|
|Place of Publication||Hampshire|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|