Publications

Here is a list of books, academic papers, and magazine articles I have published.


Books

Lowe, R. J. (2020). Uncovering ideology in English language teaching: Identifying the ‘native speaker’ frame. Springer

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (Eds.). (2020). Duoethnography in English language teaching: Research, reflection and classroom application. Multilingual Matters.

Kiczkowiak, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2018). Teaching English as a lingua franca: The journey from EFL to ELF. DELTA Publishing.

Lowe, R. J., Schaefer, M., & Turner, M. (2017). Podcasting and professional development: A guide for English language teachers. The Round.


Book Chapters

Schaefer, M.Y., & Lowe, R.J. (in press). Critical co-presenterships: Podcasting as reflective practice. In A. Uchida & J. Roloff-Rothman (Eds.). Cultivating Critical Friendships through Reflective Practice: Cases from Japan. Candlin & Mynard ePublishing.

Lowe, R. J. (in press). Frames, ideologies, and the construction of professional identities among non-Japanese EFL teachers in Japan. In M. Mielick, R. Kubota, and L. Lawrence (Eds.), Discourses of Identity: Language Learning and Teaching Perspectives in Japan. Palgrave Macmillan

Lowe, R. J., Schaefer, M., & Turner, M. (2021). Uncovering diverse perspectives and responses to working with English learners with special educational needs. In D. Banegas, G. Beacon, & M. Berbain (Eds.), International perspectives on diversity in ELT. (pp.229-245). Palgrave Macmillan.

Lowe, R. J., & Mizukura, R. (2021). Japan: Forms and Functions of Shadow Education. In Y. C. Kim, & J. H. Jung (Eds.), Theorizing shadow education and academic success in East Asia: Understanding the meaning, value, and use of shadow education by East Asian students. (pp.122-140).Routledge.

Lowe, R. J., & Kiczkowiak, M. (2021). Tackling native-speakerism through ELF-aware pedagogy. In Y. Bayyurt (Ed.), Bloomsbury world Englishes Volume 3: Pedagogies. (pp.143-156). London: Bloomsbury.

Turner, M., Schaefer, M., Lowe, R. J., & Houghton, S.A. (2020). Towards the undoing of native-speakerism through dialogue: A plenary interview process. In S.A. Houghton, and J. Bouchard (Eds.), Native-speakerism: Its resilience and undoing. (pp.261-287). New York: Springer

Lawrence, L., & Lowe, R. J. (2020). Epilogue: New directions for duoethnography in ELT. In R. J. Lowe & L. Lawrence (Eds.), Duoethnography in English language teaching: Research, reflection, and classroom application. (pp.206-216). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (2020). Duoethnographic projects in the language class. In R. J. Lowe & L. Lawrence (Eds.), Duoethnography in English language teaching: Research, reflection, and classroom application.Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Lowe, R. J. (2020). Language development through duoethnographic peer interaction. In R. J. Lowe & L. Lawrence (Eds.), Duoethnography in English language teaching: Research, reflection, and classroom application.Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Lawrence, L., & Lowe, R. J. (2020). An introduction to duoethnography. In R. J. Lowe & L. Lawrence (Eds.), Duoethnography in English language teaching: Research, reflection, and classroom application.Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Lowe, R. J. (2020). ‘Native speaker’ framing in the Japanese eikaiwa industry. In D. Hooper & N. Hashimoto (Eds.), Voices on eikaiwa: Narratives from the forgotten classroom. Hong Kong: Candlin & Mynard ePublishing.


Papers

Lowe, R.J. (in press). Native-speakerism among Japanese teacher trainees: Ideology, framing, and counter-framing. JALT Journal, 44(2)

Lowe, R. J. (2021). Max Horkheimer’s early critical theory, and critical ELT research. In M. Hollenback (Ed.) Journal of Research Institute, Vol. 62: Criticality in English Language Teaching. (pp.1-18). Kobe University of Foreign Studies Press.

Banegas, D. L., & Lowe, R. J. (2021). Creative writing for publication: An action research study of motivation, engagement, and language development in Argentinian secondary schools. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 11(3), 401-421. DOI: 10.14746/ssllt.2021.11.3.5

Kiczkowiak, M., & Lowe, R.J. (2021). Native-speakerism in ELT: ‘Native speakers’ more likely to be invited as conference plenary speakers. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2021.1974464

Lowe, R. J. (2021). Frame analysis in critical ethnography: Applications for ELT research. Language, Culture & Curriculum, 34(3), 307-320. DOI: 10.1080/07908318.2020.1858851

Turner, M., Schaefer, M. & Lowe, R. J. (2021). Teacher development through podcast engagement. In P. Clements, R. Derrah, & R. Gentry (Eds.), Communities of teachers & learners. (pp.53-60). Tokyo: JALT. DOI: 10.37546/JALTPCP2020-07

Lowe, R. J., Turner, M., & Schaefer, M. (2021). Dialogic research engagement through podcasting as a step towards action research: A collaborative autoethnography of teachers exploring their knowledge and practice. Educational Action Research, 29(3), 429-446. DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2021.1908905

Turner, M., & Lowe, R.J. (2021). Podcasting through the pandemic. BAAL News, 118, 16.

Lawrence, L., & Lowe, R.J. (2020). Duoethnographic research in English language teaching. Extended Abstracts from BAAL 2019, 1-4.

Lowe, R. J. (2020). Selected poster presentations from the British Association of Applied Linguistics conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, August 2019: Exploring ideology in ELT: A frame analysis approach. Language Teaching, 53(3), 383–386. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444820000166

Matsuki,, T., Lowe, R.J., & Hirano, M. (2020). Digital humanities and Punch, or The London Charivari. Bulletin of Tokyo Kasei University 60(1), 121-130.

Turner, M., Lowe, R. J. & Schaefer, M. (2020). Professional development and research engagement through podcasting. ELT Research 35, 28-30

Lowe, R. J., & Smith, R. C. (2020). L.A. Hill’s ‘Neutral English’ – a historical counterpoint to ELF. ELT Journal 74(1), 20-28. DOI: 10.1093/elt/ccz054

Turner, M. W., Schaefer, M. Y., Lowe, R. J., Alizadeh, M., Bao, D., & O’Loughlin, J. B. (2019). Diversity through interaction: An interview forum. In P. Clements, A. Krause, & P. Bennets (Eds.), Diversity through inclusion (pp.57-66).Tokyo: JALT. DOI: 10.37546/JALTPCP2018-08

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (2018). Native-speakerism and ‘hidden curricula’ in ELT training: A duoethnography. Journal of Language and Discrimination 2(2), 162-187. DOI:10.1558/jld.36409

Schaefer, M. Y., Turner, M. W., & Lowe, R. J. (2018). Global Educators, Local Connections. In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), Language teaching in a global age: Shaping the classroom, shaping the world (pp.15-22).Tokyo: JALT.

Fukunaga, S., Hashimoto, N., Lowe, R. J., Unser-schutz, G. & Kusaka, L. (2018). Collaborative Deconstruction of Native-Speakerism. In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.),Language teaching in a global age: Shaping the classroom, shaping the world(pp.33-42). Tokyo: JALT.

Lowe, R. J. (2018). Duoethnographic projects in the language class. Modern English Teacher 27(1), 74-77.

Lowe, R. J., & Kiczkowiak, M. (2016). Native-speakerism and the complexity of personal experience: A duoethnographic study. Cogent Education 3(1), 1264171. DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2016.1264171

Lowe, R. J. (2016). Reflections on Thomas Paikeday’s ‘The Native Speaker is Dead!’ (1985). Studies in English Language and Literature 22, 24-36.

Lowe, R. J. (2016). Special educational needs in ELT: Towards a framework for continuing professional development. English Language Teacher Education and Development 19, 23-31.

Lowe, R. J. (2016). Special needs training as a part of continuing professional development. OnCUE Journal 9(1), 50-58.

Lowe, R. J. (2016). Special educational needs coordinators in ELT: A necessary step? Modern English Teacher 25(2), 73-75.

Lowe, R. J. (2016). Strategies for maintaining interactional coherence in Computer Mediated Communication. Bulletin of Tokyo Kasei University 56(1), 59-65.

Lowe, R. J., & Pinner, R. (2016). Finding the connections between native-speakerism and authenticity. Applied Linguistics Review 7(1), 27-52. DOI: 10.1515/applirev-2016-0002

Lowe, R. J. (2015). A matter of degrees: Native-speakerism and centre qualification bias in Japan. The Journal of English as an International Language 10(2), 1-17.

Lowe, R. J. (2015). Integrating blind students in the EFL classroom. English Teaching Professional 99, 16-18.

Lowe, R. J. (2015). Generating content in a 3/2/1 fluency activity with low-proficiency learners. New Directions in Teaching and Learning English Discussion 3, 128-133. DOI: 10.14992/00015966

Lowe, R. J. (2015). Cram schools in Japan: The need for research. The Language Teacher 39(1), 26-31. DOI: 10.37546/JALTTLT39.1-5

Lowe, R. J. (2014). Snapshot: An activity for practicing adjectives to describe emotions. The Language Teacher 38(6), 25-26.

Lowe, R. J., & Turner, M. (2014). Collectively adapting graded readers into comic strips. The Language Teacher 38(2), 27-28.

Lowe, R. J. (2014). Targeting and teaching appropriate vocabulary: Considering emergence and context. New Directions in Teaching and Learning English Discussion 3, 110-114. DOI: 10.14992/00016060

Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2014). Foregrounding learner research for TBL activities. In R. Chartrand, M. Grogan, M. Porter, & G. Brooks (Eds.), The 2013 Pan-SIG conference proceedings (pp. 138-144). Nagoya: JALT.

Lowe, R. J. (2013). Thinking About Language Teaching: Selected Articles 1982- 2011. Michael Swan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xi + 230 pp.JALT Journal 35(1), 135-137.

Lowe, R. J. (2013). Wolves in sheep’s clothing; Problematic representations of gender in authentic EFL vocabulary texts. The Journal and Proceedings of the Gender Awareness in Language Education SIG 6, 6-26.

Lowe, R. J. (2012). A question of qualifications: Making a case for TESOL diplomas. OnCUE Journal 6(3), 54-61.

Lowe, R. J. (2012).Promoting L2 use as a means of facilitating TBLT in Japanese classrooms. The Language Teacher 36(6), 21-26. DOI: 10.37546/JALTTLT36.6-1

Lowe, R. J. (2011). Building intra-group learner autonomy and L2 metalanguage in intensive English courses. IRICE Plaza 21, 45-53.

Lowe, R. J. (2011).Promoting L2 metalanguage in the ESL classroom. Bulletin of the Human Culture Research Institute 5, 60-68.


Conference Presentations

Schaefer, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2022, July). Critical co-presenterships: Podcasting as reflective practice. Paper presented at the JALT 2022 PanSIG Conference, The University of Nagano.

Lowe, R. J., Schaefer, M., & Turner, M. (2022, July). Perspectives on how to support learners with special educational needs. Paper presented at the JALT 2022 PanSIG Conference, The University of Nagano.

Lowe, R. J., Turner, M., & Schaefer, M. (2021, September). Uncovering diverse perspectives and responses to working with learners with special educational needs. Invited presentation at the event ‘Celebrating Diversity in ELT: A Get-Together of Voices’ organised by Asociación Cordobesa de Profesores de Inglés, Argentina.

Lowe, R. J. (2021, August). Challenging native-speakerism through ELF-Aware pedagogy. Invited plenary presentation at 2021 CELF-ELTama Forum for English Language Teaching.

Lowe, R. J. (2021, June). Native-speakerism and English as a lingua franca. Invited spotlight presentation at ELT Agora 5.

Shin, H., Lowe, R.J., White, A., Unlu, V., & Kiczkowiak, M. (2021, February). The Problem of Native-Speakerism: Why Haven’t We Resolved This? Invited panel discussion presented at the 2021 KOTESOL International Conference.

Lowe, R. J. (2021, January). The ‘native speaker’ frame in English language teaching. Invited lecture presented at the event ‘Issues of Race and Native-Speakerism in ELT’ organised by Kyoto JALT.

Turner, M., Schaefer, M., & Lowe, R.J. (2020, November). Teacher development through podcast engagement. Paper presented at the JALT 2020 National Convention.

Lowe, R. J., Lawrence, L., Hooper, D., Turner, M., Kasparek, N., Oka, M., & Yamazawa, A. (2020, November). Duoethnography: Research, reflection, and practice. Forum Presentation at the JALT 2020 National Convention.

Matsuki, T., Lowe, R. J., & Hirano, M. (2020, March). Digital humanities and Punch. Paper presented at the Punch lecture event, Tokyo Kasei University (in Japanese).

Lowe, R. J., Shiroza, S., & Furuta, N. (2019, October). Global Englishes and teaching English as a lingua franca. Panel discussion presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Sophia Literary Society, Tokyo.

Lowe, R. J. (2019, October). Teaching English as a lingua franca: A journey from EFL to ELF. Invited plenary lecture given at the 44th annual meeting of the Sophia Literary Society, Tokyo.

Lowe, R. J. (2019, August). Exploring ideology in ELT: A frame analysis approach. Poster presented at the BAAL Conference 2019, Manchester.

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (2019, August). Introducing duoethnographic research in English language teaching.Paper presented at the BAAL Conference 2019, Manchester.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2018, November). Diversity through interaction: An interview forum.Panel discussion presented at the JALT 2018 National Convention, Shizuoka.

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (2018, November). Hidden native-speakerism in ELT training. Paper presented at the JALT 2018 National Convention, Shizuoka

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (2018, June). Duoethnographic research in applied linguistics and language teaching. Paper presented at the 4nd Global Conference on Higher Education, Tokyo.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2018, May). Creating spaces for further discovery and understanding. Panel discussion presented at the ExcitELT conference 2018, Tokyo.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2017, November). Global educators, local connections. Panel discussion presented at the JALT 2017 National Convention, Tsukuba.

Kusaka, L., Fukunaga, S., Simpson, W., Lowe, R. J., Hashimoto, N., & Unser-Schultz, G., (2017, November). Collaborative deconstruction of native-speakerism. Paper presented at theJALT 2017 National Convention, Tsukuba.

Lowe, R. J. (2017, June). Duoethnography: From research method to pedagogical approach. Paper presented at theEFL Teacher Journeys conference 2017, Nagoya.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2017, June). Podcasting as continuing professional development. Paper presented at theExcitELT conference 2017, Tokyo.

Lowe, R. J., & Lawrence, L. (2017, June) Research and reflection through duoethnography. Paper presented at theExcitELT conference 2017, Tokyo.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2016, November) Teacher interviews: Stories of transformation. Panel discussion presented at the JALT 2016 National Convention, Nagoya.

Lowe, R. J., & Pinner, R. (2016, June). Presumed competencies and native-speakerism in Japanese university teaching. Paper presented at theEFL Teacher Journeys conference 2016, Hiroshima.

Lowe, R. J., & Pinner, R. (2016, June) Native-speakerism and authenticity: Connections in theory and practice. Paper presented at the3rd Global Conference on Higher Education, Tokyo.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2015, November). Teachers learning through podcasting: A narrative.Paper presented at theJALT 2015 National Conference, Shizuoka.

Lowe, R. J. (2015, June). Integrating blind students into EFL classes. Paper presented at the Nakasendo English Conference, Saitama. 

Lowe, R. J. (2015, June). Integrating a blind student into the EFL class.Paper presented at the EFL Teacher Journeys Conference 2015, Tokyo.

Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2015, June). Reducing bias or reinforcing stereotypes: A critical course evaluation.Paper presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Higher Education, Tokyo.

Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2014, November).Reducing bias or reinforcing cultural stereotypes?Paper presented at theJALT 2014 National Conference, Tsukuba.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2014, November). Functional language: unlocking deeper interaction. Paper presented at the JALT 2014 National Conference, Tsukuba.

Schaefer, M., Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2014, August) Developing depth of content and interaction in tasks through the application of functional language.Paper presented at theJACET 2014 International Convention, Hiroshima.

Turner, M., & Lowe, R. J. (2013, May). Foregrounding learner research for TBL activities.Paper presented at the JALT 2013 PanSIG Conference, Nagoya.

Lowe, R. J. (2011, March). Building intra-group learner autonomy and L2 metalanguage in intensive English courses. Paper presented at theIRICE Conference, Tokyo.


Media

Lowe, R. J., & Pinner, R. (2016, March). Native-speakerism and Authenticity in ELT. Invited webinar given for the TEFL Equity Advocates organisation.

Lowe, R. J., Schaefer, M., & Turner, M. (2014 – Present)The TEFLology Podcast.Creator and co-host of independently produced podcast. https://teflology-podcast.com


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