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(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire
     

(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire

by J. Edge (Editor)
 

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Are TESOL professionals now fairly seen as agents of a new English-speaking empire? Or, if they wish to distance themselves from this role, are there ways of working and living that would make this differentiation clear? An international group of authors put forward their differing proposals for the development of TESOL.

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Are TESOL professionals now fairly seen as agents of a new English-speaking empire? Or, if they wish to distance themselves from this role, are there ways of working and living that would make this differentiation clear? An international group of authors put forward their differing proposals for the development of TESOL.

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'The outcomes of some TESOL activities are unpredictable, the ramifications going well beyond the classroom, ideally impelled by a wish to contribute to a more just world. Edge's book provides a stimulating set of ways of addressing the existential TESOL problem of whether the promotion of English abroad is merely part of the 'age of empire', however pedagogically inspired the classroom activities may be. It does not provide easy answers, but it outlines many useful pointers and strategies, and is excellent in presenting why these difficult professional concerns urgently need to be made central to TESOL's 'mission'' - Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230580060
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Language and Globalization Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

SARAH BENESCH Professor of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA
CHRISTOPHER BRUMFIT was Chair in Applied Linguistics, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK
BRANCA FALABELLA FABRÍCIO Lecturer at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MARNIE HOLBOROW Lecturer in ESOL, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
BILL JOHNSTON Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Indiana University, USA
JOHN KATUNICH Lecturer in the English Department of the Faculty of Foreign Studies, University of Kitakyushu, Japan
RYUKO KUBOTA Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
B. KUMARAVADIVELU Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, San Jose State University, California, USA
AYA MATSUDA Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of New Hampshire, USA
DENISE SANTOS Sessional Lecturer at Reading University, UK
ABDEL LATIF SELLAMI Assistant Professor of Composition and Linguistics, Zayed University, Duabi, UAE
MANKA M. VARGHESE Assistant Professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
PAUL WOODS Manages the British Council's Peacekeeping English Project in 27 countries, mainly in Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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