ERIC Number: EJ1110462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
English and the Survival of Multiculturalism: Teaching "Writing from Different Cultures and Traditions"
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v18 n2 p125-133 2011
This article considers questions surrounding the teaching of writing "from different cultures and traditions", in the context of debates over multiculturalism in Britain today, and contends that English teachers have a vital role to play in the survival and flourishing of multicultural British society. In view of the self-consciously multicultural character of so much contemporary British writing, it is argued here that approaches to the teaching of texts from "different" cultures should be radically revised. For rather than being indices of "difference", such texts frequently turn out to be both revealing of our own culture, and fundamentally concerned with the lived experience of multicultural societies and identities.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, English, Cultural Maintenance, Writing Instruction, English Teachers, Teacher Role, Educational Practices, Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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