ERIC Number: ED365999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Global Voices: Culture and Identity in the Teaching of English.
Milner, Joseph O., Ed.; Pope, Carol A., Ed.
This book presents essays that reflect the dialogue and the spirit of conversation of the 1990 International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE) Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. The book begins with some of the impressions of the IFTE conference held by the classroom teachers, school administrators, writers, and scholars who attended it. Language diversity in the classroom is the focus of several essays in the second part of the book. Each essay in the second part of the book is followed by a response. The pairing of essays continues in the third section of the book, where issues such as who controls curricula and who sets the standards for curricula are addressed. The third part of the book also discuses national curriculum movements in New Zealand and the United Kingdom; English as a Second Language pedagogies; and international underpinnings of the whole language movement. The initial essay in each set is a response to a paper presented at the conference; the second is the original presenter's reply to the author of the first essay. The fourth part of the book presents essays about the history and future of IFTE conferences, looking forward especially to the 1995 conference to be held in New York City. (RS)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Global Approach, Higher Education, National Curriculum, Whole Language Approach
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 18550-0015; $16.95 members, $22.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.