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Critical ELT in Action

Foundations, Promises, Praxis

By Graham V. Crookes

Routledge – 2013 – 272 pages

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Description

Uniquely bridging theory and practice, this text introduces and overviews the various domains associated with the term critical pedagogy in the field of TESOL/ELT. Critical pedagogy addresses concepts, values, curriculum, instructional and associated practices involved in language teaching for social justice. Bringing critical pedagogy to classroom practitioners in a practical and comprehensible way, the text is designed to help teachers get started on critically grounded work in their own teaching.

Features

• Textbook extracts offer direct and quick illustration of what this perspective might look like in practice

• Coverage of feminist and anti-racist pedagogies; sexual identity, oppression and pedagogy; peace and environmental education; and critical English as a foreign language—and their implications for second-language teaching

• Historical background

• Theoretical background on language and learning

• Consideration of applicability of critical/radical educational concepts and traditions to non-Western cultural contexts

• A focus on issues of compromise and resistance

This original, timely, and informative text is ideal for any course on methods and approaches in TESOL.

Contents

Preface

1 Introduction

2 Getting Started—Materials and curriculum content

3 Components of critical language pedagogy

4 Radical or critical pedagogy; beginnings and elements

5 Relevant understandings of language and learning

6 Developing domains of radical language pedagogy

7 Administration and related matters

8 Concerns and outcomes: what is to be done?

9 Imagination and targets

Appendix

Part One: Extracts from ESL for Action (Auerbach & Wallerstein)

Part Two: Extracts from Down Second Avenue: The Comic (Norton)

Part Three: Extracts from Language and Position (Janks)

References

Author Bio

Graham V. Crookes is Professor, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA.

Name: Critical ELT in Action: Foundations, Promises, Praxis (eBook)Routledge 
Description: By Graham V. Crookes. Uniquely bridging theory and practice, this text introduces and overviews the various domains associated with the term critical pedagogy in the field of TESOL/ELT. Critical pedagogy addresses concepts, values, curriculum, instructional and associated...
Categories: Bilingualism / ESL, Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching & Learning