ERIC Number: ED523347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Global English Teaching and Teacher Education: Praxis and Possibility
Dogancay-Aktuna, Seran, Ed.; Hardman, Joel, Ed.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)
Today's English language teaching goes beyond the norms of English spoken and taught in native-English-speaking countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, or Australia. Increasingly, a variety of countries have established, formally or informally, a kind of English unique to their own populations, and English language teachers within those countries receive training in this particular variety of English. In "Global English Teaching and Teacher Education: Praxis and Possibility", contributors use field studies and research to examine the increasingly global role of English language teaching and teacher education. Contributions from Asian countries such as Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and Korea to Ghana in Africa and to the European contexts of Germany, Spain, and Turkey display a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives on the roles and status of differing Englishes across societies. Each chapter offers teachers of English to speakers of other languages a thoughtful, expanded view on their profession. Chapters are grouped into three main sections: (1) Resistance to Inner-Circle and Local Standards of English Language Teaching; (2) Changing Attitudes Toward English; and (3) Situated English Language Teaching Pedagogy. Students enrolled in teaching ESOL programs around the world, their educators, and teachers seeking professional development can use this book to learn how their colleagues are responding to the day-to-day challenges of teaching English not only as a global language but also as one that is appropriated to local issues and communication needs.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Local Issues, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Variation, Language Teachers, Language Role, Standards, Language Attitudes, Professional Development, Global Approach
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Ghana; India; Pakistan; South Korea; Spain; Sri Lanka; Turkey