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ERIC Number: ED503881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
A Critical Reading of Multiculturalism in English Language Teaching and Learning
Zhao, Ning
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v5 n11 p55-60 Nov 2008
Multiculturalism becomes the buzzword in educational fields. The implication of multiculturalism is critically examined to appreciate its relevance to English language teaching. Critical multiculturalism is advocated whereby L2 learners need to examine how social and historical discourses construct their identities and have a critical reflection about the discourses' power/knowledge and social impact. Viewing language and culture as artificial systems with ideological dominance, critical multiculturalism leads to a critical pedagogy to negotiate, reverse and resist such ideological dominance. Critical multiculturalism enables L2 teachers and learners to create, maintain and transform language uses, hence their identities and social realities.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A