Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching: Creating Responsible and Ethical Anti-Racist Practice

Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching: Creating Responsible and Ethical Anti-Racist Practice




Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807755136
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 03/08/2014
Series: Mulicultural Education Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword James A. Banks xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Prologue xxi

1 Introduction 1

Looking at the Light 1

English as a "Contradiction" 4

"A General Rupture" 12

Accidents and Intentionality 17

Alexandra, Jane, Katie, and Margaret Sipping Tea 18

Four Different School Contexts 20

About the Study of First-Year Teaching 21

Outline of the Book 23

2 Operating in Concert: Empire, Race, and Language Ideologies 26

Theoretical Situatedness 26

Working in Concert: Empire, Race, and Language Ideologies 43

3 Teaching Empire or Teaching English? 45

Decolonizing ESOL 45

English as an Instrument of Empire 46

The Promise of Happiness: No Exit from ESOL 58

An NES Gaze: Postcolonial Shame 62

ESOL and Effeminisms: "ESOL Is Not Macho" 64

Racial Segregation and Colonial Separation: Language Support Versus Segregation 65

Conclusion: ESOL as a Site of Empire 75

4 English, Antiracist Pedagogies, and Multicuituralism 77

ESOL as Racially Neutral 77

Racial Silences 80

Representations of ESOL Student Identity in the Social Imaginary 88

Drawing Attention to Difference 89

Purloined Identities: Passing as a Native Speaker 93

Teachers' Identities 98

Whiteness Beneath Skin's Surface 104

Conclusion: Racializing English 107

5 Producing Place and Race: Language Varieties and Nativeness 109

Provincializing ESOL 109

The Production of Locality 110

The Invention of Standard English 112

"It's a Bit of a Different English": World Englishes 119

"They're Learning Three Languages and They All Sound Like English": African American Vernacular English (AAVE) 124

Conclusion: Provincializing English 127

6 Toward a Provincialized English 129

Servants for the Empire 129

Call to Action: Reconceptualizing ESOL 131

Call to Action: Reconceptualizing TESOL Teacher Education 139

In-Service Support for Anti-Racist, Anti-Colonial Practice 143

Race, Empire, and Morality 144

Conclusion: "I Strike the Empire Back" 145

Appendix: Telling Someone Else's Stories 149

Research Framing 149

Research and Empire 150

Validity, Truth, and Accuracy 153

Proximity to Praxis 154

Communities of Practice and Relationship 155

Conclusion: Telling Someone Else's Story 155

References 157

Index 172

About the Author 184

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