ERIC Number: EJ1095335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Contesting the Violence of Tylerism: Toward a Cosmopolitan Approach to the Curriculum of Second Language Teacher Education
Anwaruddin, Sardar M.
Teaching in Higher Education, v21 n4 p429-441 2016
While the field of second language teacher education (SLTE) has expanded noticeably over the past decade, little attention has been paid to specific approaches to its curriculum. Taking a hidden-curriculum approach, I show that the curriculum of SLTE is focused predominantly on the content, method and assessment of teaching, which I describe as Tylerism. Moreover, the curriculum remains largely silent about such social concerns as the spread of violence. I argue that this silence itself serves as a frame of violence. In order to re-imagine the SLTE curriculum, I propose three principles drawn from rooted cosmopolitanism.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Education, Hidden Curriculum, Violence, Social Problems, Teacher Education Curriculum, Civil Rights, Ethics, Cultural Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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