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ERIC Number: EJ1095558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
World Englishes, Critical and Feminist Pedagogies Coalition in Pre-Service Teacher Training
Barros-del Río, Maria A.
English Language Teaching, v9 n2 p192-198 2016
In an attempt to overcome the fragmentation of theoretical and practical post-structuralist strands applied to the teaching of EFL, this article explores how critical and feminist perspectives can inform the TESOL practice through the inclusion of the voices and experiences of those who have been excluded from dominant discourses according to the World Englishes classification. After exposure to basic readings on feminist and critical pedagogies, a group of pre-service teachers enrolled in the Master's degree in teaching at the University of Burgos in Spain, were asked to design teaching activities for the selected authentic materials. Malala Yousafzai's speech to the UN in 2013 was selected so that the pre-service teachers would face nonnative texts. Through the didactic exploitation of her discourse, gender, power, identity and violence issues were addressed. Results indicate that coalition of World Englishes, feminist, and critical pedagogies enhance resistance to dominant discourses, foster awareness in teaching practices and contribute to social transformation. Further scholarly reflection and classroom practices are suggested on the relationship between the use of English as a globalized language for training purposes and its relationship with the particular struggles of the oppressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain