Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials

Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials

This Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials brings together a collection of critical voices on the subject of language teaching materials for use in English, French, Spanish, German and Content and Language Integrated Learning ...

Author: John Gray

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230362850

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

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This Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials brings together a collection of critical voices on the subject of language teaching materials for use in English, French, Spanish, German and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms. It is firmly located within the 'critical turn' in Applied Linguistics and seeks to build on the growing body of work in this vein. Collectively the authors take it as axiomatic that the politics of representation and identity, and issues of ideology and commercialism cannot be neglected in any serious study of language teaching materials. Rather, it sees these issues as central. The book draws on research carried out in the UK, Spain, North America and Brazil, and is aimed at language teachers, teacher educators, students, researchers, materials writers and those working in the materials publishing industry.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Codeswitching in the Classroom

Codeswitching in the Classroom

This volume breaks new ground and serves as an important contribution on codeswitching for scholars, researchers, and teacher educators of language education, multilingualism, and applied linguistics.

Author: Jeff MacSwan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315401089

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Bringing together sociolinguistic, linguistic, and educational perspectives, this cutting‐edge overview of codeswitching examines language mixing in teaching and learning in bilingual classrooms. As interest in pedagogical applications of bilingual language mixing increases, so too does a need for a thorough discussion of the topic. This volume serves that need by providing an original and wide-ranging discussion of theoretical, pedagogical, and policy‐related issues and obstacles in classroom settings—the pedagogical consequences of codeswitching for teaching and learning of language and content in one‐way and two‐way bilingual classrooms. Part I provides an introduction to (socio)linguistic and pedagogical contributions to scholarship in the field, both historical and contemporary. Part II focuses on codeswitching in teaching and learning, and addresses a range of pedagogical challenges to language mixing in a variety of contexts, such as literacy and mathematics instruction. Part III looks at language ideology and language policy to explore how students navigate educational spaces and negotiate their identities in the face of competing language ideologies and assumptions. This volume breaks new ground and serves as an important contribution on codeswitching for scholars, researchers, and teacher educators of language education, multilingualism, and applied linguistics.
Categories: Education

Language Culture and Teaching

Language  Culture  and Teaching

The new chapters reflect Nieto’s current thinking about the profession and society, especially about changes in the teaching profession, both positive and negative, since the publication of the second edition of this text.

Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315465678

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 438

Distinguished multiculturalist Sonia Nieto speaks directly to current and future teachers in this thoughtful integration of a selection of her key writings with creative pedagogical features. Offering information, insights, and motivation to teach students of diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds, examples are included throughout to illustrate real-life dilemmas about diversity that teachers face in their own classrooms; ideas about how language, culture, and teaching are linked; and ways to engage with these ideas through reflection and collaborative inquiry. Designed for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses, each chapter includes critical questions, classroom activities, and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Language, Culture, and Teaching • explores how language and culture are connected to teaching and learning in educational settings; • examines the sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts of language and culture to understand how these contexts may affect student learning and achievement; • analyzes the implications of linguistic and cultural diversity for classroom practices, school reform, and educational equity; • encourages practicing and preservice teachers to reflect critically on their classroom practices, as well as on larger institutional policies related to linguistic and cultural diversity based on the above understandings; and • motivates teachers to understand their ethical and political responsibilities to work, together with their students, colleagues, and families, for more socially just classrooms, schools, and society. Changes in the Third Edition: This edition includes new and updated chapters, section introductions, critical questions, classroom and community activities, and resources, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in the U.S. and beyond. The new chapters reflect Nieto’s current thinking about the profession and society, especially about changes in the teaching profession, both positive and negative, since the publication of the second edition of this text.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Perspectives on Language Education

Critical Perspectives on Language Education

From a sociocultural perspective, it is argued that for successful language learning and social interaction, the development of critical intercultural ...

Author: Katie Dunworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319061856

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 170

The studies in this volume investigate how multilingual education involves a critical engagement with questions of identity and culture, and a movement towards new ways of being and belonging. It addresses previously under-explored issues, in particular the integration of theories like ‘thirdness’, and practices of language education and maintenance with relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. The analyses reveal the delicate balance of interests of all stakeholders and offer detailed insights into the reality of multilingual education, with specific examples of Chinese, English, Japanese and Tamil. In a globalised world, effective language education has become increasingly important, and the studies presented here have the potential to inform and advance evidence-based multilingual education through adding important dimensions of theoretical exploration and refreshing empirical resources.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials

Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials

Language and Education, 20(1): 23– 43. Csikszentmihaly, M. (1996) Creativity, Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. New York: Harper Collins.

Author: J. Gray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137384263

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

View: 304

This Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials brings together a collection of critical voices on the subject of language teaching materials for use in English, French, Spanish, German and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Urban Literacies

Urban Literacies

This important volume: Extends the focus on “literacy” to include multiple settings and forms, as well as multiple voices and perspectives.

Author: Valerie Kinloch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0807751820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 854

Showcasing cutting-edge perspectives, Urban Literacies explores meanings of urban education in the lives of students and their families across three intersecting spectrums: 1) research on family and community literacies, 2) research in teaching and teacher education, and 3) research in popular culture, digital media, and forms of multimodality. Contributors include: Marcelle M. Haddix, Marc Lamont Hill, Korina Jocson, Sonia Nieto, Django Paris, Patricia Sanchez, Peter Smagorinsky, Mariana Souto-Manning, and Maisha T. Winn
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Perspectives on Language Education

Critical Perspectives on Language Education

The studies in this volume investigate how multilingual education involves a critical engagement with questions of identity and culture, and a movement towards new ways of being and belonging.

Author: Katie Dunworth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319357697

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 379

The studies in this volume investigate how multilingual education involves a critical engagement with questions of identity and culture, and a movement towards new ways of being and belonging. It addresses previously under-explored issues, in particular the integration of theories like ‘thirdness’, and practices of language education and maintenance with relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. The analyses reveal the delicate balance of interests of all stakeholders and offer detailed insights into the reality of multilingual education, with specific examples of Chinese, English, Japanese and Tamil. In a globalised world, effective language education has become increasingly important, and the studies presented here have the potential to inform and advance evidence-based multilingual education through adding important dimensions of theoretical exploration and refreshing empirical resources.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia

Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia

This book will be of interest to policymakers, curriculum developers and practitioner-researchers in the area of English language education.

Author: Fan Fang

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788924115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

View: 488

Although the notion of Global Englishes (GE) has been widely discussed in the literature, few books consider how GE can be translated into educational practice. This book addresses the incorporation of GE into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts. Incorporating GE into language curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices calls for a reframing of our pedagogical practices that take into account the use of Englishes in intercultural and multicultural encounters where people have different first languages and cultural backgrounds. This book will be of interest to policymakers, curriculum developers and practitioner-researchers in the area of English language education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Perspectives on Teaching in the Southern United States

Critical Perspectives on Teaching in the Southern United States

Ultimately, this book affirms the importance of utilizing critical perspectives in contemporary discussions about education in the Southern United States.

Author: Tori K. Flint

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793614131

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 505

Critical Perspectives on Teaching in the Southern United States presents new and provocative insights into education in the Southern United States, from the perspective of educators with a variety of experiences. This book foregrounds the Southern United States as having unique sociopolitical, sociohistorical, and sociocultural contexts which directly influence knowledge and classroom pedagogies. Contributors use a range of critical frameworks that coalesce around methods including: self-reflection through research, social justice advocacy, and culturally responsive, culturally relevant, culturally sustaining, and asset-based pedagogies. Through the lenses of these critical frameworks, several contributors also address challenges and strategies for teaching controversial topics in the classroom. Drawing upon unique experiences teaching in various regions of the Southern United States, chapters explore salient topics such as race, language, gender, discrimination, identity, immigration, poverty, social justice, and their influence(s) on pedagogy. This book raises questions considering the ways that history has shaped present-day Southern education and about the myriad complex dynamics that influence pedagogy in the Southern U.S. context. Ultimately, this book affirms the importance of utilizing critical perspectives in contemporary discussions about education in the Southern United States.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Language and Discourse in the New World Order

Critical Perspectives on Language and Discourse in the New World Order

... 221–223, 225 language education, 153, 161, 164 Basque language education, 160–161, 163, 165 Catalonian language education, 161–163 English, 150 foreign, ...

Author: Faiz Sathi Abdullah

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808101

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 115

The papers in this book explore language use in a broad range of discourse fields. They provide theoretical perspectives on global orientations to social, political and economic transformations in the “New World Order” (NWO), and extend these with studies on the impacts of such transformations at the local, national, regional and global levels. The discussions highlight current concerns among academics and political commentators about the potential social impact of representations of the NWO in language and discourse. The present work is important in raising social consciousness towards the central role that language and discourse play in the construction of shifting/multiple identities. In this way, the roles of critical discourse analysis and indeed that of the analysts themselves are emancipative and socially transformative. The value of such consciousness-raising for potential social action in language user empowerment terms cannot be overstressed, particularly given the ascendant position of the English language in the NWO. This collection is a significant contribution to the ongoing critical discussion on global order discourse.
Categories: Political Science

Migration Multilingualism and Education

Migration  Multilingualism and Education

This book explores the question of how equitable and inclusive education can be implemented in heterogeneous classes where learners’ languages and cultures reflect the social reality of mass migration and everyday plurilingualism.

Author: Latisha Mary

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781800412965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

View: 995

This book explores the question of how equitable and inclusive education can be implemented in heterogeneous classes where learners’ languages and cultures reflect the social reality of mass migration and everyday plurilingualism. The book brings together researchers and practitioners working in inclusive teaching and learning in a variety of migration contexts from pre-school to university. The book opens with an exploration of the relationship between language ideologies and policies with respect to the inclusion of learners for whom the language of education is not the language spoken in the home. The following section focuses on innovative pedagogical practices which allow migrants to be socially, culturally and institutionally included at school and at university while using their plurilingual competences as resources for learning/teaching and allowing them to fully realise their potential.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Perspectives on Language and Kinship in Multilingual Families

Critical Perspectives on Language and Kinship in Multilingual Families

Higgins, C., and Stoker, K. (2011), “Language Learning as a Site for Belonging: A Narrative Analysis of Korean Adoptee-Returnees,” International Journal of ...

Author: Lyn Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350088306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 225

Applying critical kinship perspectives to the study of multilingual families, this book foregrounds family formation processes, gender, and sexuality in examinations of language use. Focusing on historically marginalized families (such as single parent, adoptive, and LGBTQ+), the analyses draw on data from private and public spheres including interviews and recorded interactions in homes, as well as memoirs, documentaries, news media, and even comedy. Lyn Wright addresses questions such as why single parents might be better at raising bilingual children, how multilingualism plays a role in constructing shared histories in adoptive families, and what translingual resources allow LGBTQ+ families to negotiate gender roles and family relationships. In addition, she examines the construction of monolingual, nuclear family norms in public discourse that potentially constrain families' everyday multilingual identities. Integrating related fields of family discourse, family language socialization, and family language policy unifies ways of understanding the intersections of kinship and language. The analyses in this book provide insight into multilingual family experiences, children's language development, and societal level language maintenance and shift.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Issues in Teaching English and Language Education

Critical Issues in Teaching English and Language Education

This edited book brings together a collection of research-based chapters that address a variety of topics related to the teaching of English in different contexts around the world.

Author: Salah Troudi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030532970

Category:

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Global Perspectives on Language Education Policies

Global Perspectives on Language Education Policies

To conclude, media language about dual language education in West Liberty ... Poetics and performance as critical perspectives on language and social life.

Author: JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351610001

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 202

Presenting research on language policy and planning, with a special focus on educational contexts in which English plays a role, this book brings readers up-to-date on the latest developments in research, theory, and practice in a rapidly changing field. The diversity of authors, research settings, and related topics offers a sample of empirical studies across multiple language teaching and university contexts. The fifth volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English series, it features access to both new and previously unpublished research in chapters written by TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees and invited chapters by respected scholars in the field.
Categories: Education

Education Critical Perspectives

Education  Critical Perspectives

Articles previously published in the daily Frontier post, Peshawar and weekly Viewpoint, Lahore, Pakistan.

Author: Rubina Saigol

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033104301

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 705

Articles previously published in the daily Frontier post, Peshawar and weekly Viewpoint, Lahore, Pakistan.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia

Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia

This book addresses the incorporation of Global Englishes into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts.

Author: Fan Fang

Publisher: New Perspectives on Language and Education

ISBN: 1788922743

Category:

Page: 224

View: 568

This book addresses the incorporation of Global Englishes into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts. It will be of interest to policymakers, curriculum developers and practitioner-researchers in the area of English language education.
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Language Ideologies

Language Ideologies

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Roseann Duenas Gonzalez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317708384

Category: Education

Page: 468

View: 353

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education

Critical Perspectives on Technology and Education

This book offers critical readings of issues in education and technology and demonstrates how researchers can use critical perspectives from sociology, digital media, cultural studies, and other fields to broaden the "ed-tech" research ...

Author: Scott Bulfin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137385451

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 943

This book offers critical readings of issues in education and technology and demonstrates how researchers can use critical perspectives from sociology, digital media, cultural studies, and other fields to broaden the "ed-tech" research imagination, open up new topics, ask new questions, develop theory, and articulate an agenda for informed action.
Categories: Education

Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech Language Pathology

Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech Language Pathology

Reducing Test Bias Through Dynamic Assessment of Children's Word Learning Ability. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10(2), ...

Author: Horton, RaMonda

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799871361

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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There is very little discussion of socially just approaches to speech-language pathology. Within other fields of clinically-oriented practice, social justice is a topic that has received a great deal of attention within the last few years. Pedagogy for addressing social justice has been developed in other disciplines. The field of communication disorders has failed to move forward and do the same. Discussion of social justice is important given the current sociopolitical climate and landscape that clients carry out in their day-to-day functioning. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have an opportunity to engage in practices that help address and alleviate some of the injustices that contribute to educational and health disparities experienced by communities of color. They may do this through the development and application of a socially just orientation of culturally competent practice that fosters changes beyond the individual level. Adapting such a framework makes it possible for SLPs to effectively advocate for and foster equity and inclusion for the individuals and broader communities impacted by SLP services. Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech-Language Pathology addresses the socio-political contexts of how the field of speech-language pathology and service delivery can impact policy and debates related to social justice issues. It explores social position factors and the experiences of marginalized communities to explore how speech-language pathologists deliver services, train and prepare students, and carry out research in communities of color. It covers topic areas including disproportionality in special education, disability rights and ableism, achievement and opportunity gaps, health disparities, and LGBTQ+ rights with a focus on voice, communication, and gender-diverse populations. This book is essential for speech-language pathologists, administrators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in how the SLP profession and discipline can contribute to or develop efforts to help address injustices faced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
Categories: Social Science