Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: Exploring Esol And Citizenship by Melanie CookeBrokering Britain, Educating Citizens: Exploring Esol And Citizenship by Melanie Cooke

Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: Exploring Esol And Citizenship

EditorMelanie Cooke, Rob Peutrell

Hardcover | November 30, 2019

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This book addresses the politically charged issue of citizenship and English language learning among adult migrants in the UK. Whilst citizenship learning is inherent in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the book argues that top-down approaches and externally-designed curricula are not a productive or useful approach. Meaningful citizenship education in adult ESOL is possible, however, if it brings social and political content centre-stage alongside pedagogy which develops the capabilities for active, grassroots, participatory citizenship. The chapters deliver a detailed examination of citizenship and ESOL in the UK. They address a range of community and college-based settings and the needs and circumstances of different groups of ESOL students, including refugees, migrant mothers, job seekers and students with mental health needs. The book draws attention to the crucial role of ESOL teachers as 'brokers of citizenship' mediating between national policy and the experiences and needs of adult migrant students. The book links together language pedagogy and citizenship theory with the practical concerns of ESOL teachers and students.
Melanie Cooke is a Lecturer in ESOL and Applied Linguistics, in the Department of Education, Communication and Society at King's College, London, UK. She taught both EFL and ESOL before becoming a researcher. Rob Peutrell is an ESOL lecturer at Nottingham College, Nottingham, UK. He has taught both EFL and ESOL, and worked as a learnin...
Title:Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: Exploring Esol And CitizenshipFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 30, 2019Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1788924622

ISBN - 13:9781788924627


Table of Contents

Introduction. Melanie Cooke and Rob Peutrell Part 1: Framing ESOL and Citizenship in the UKChapter 1. James Simpson: Policy and Adult Migrant Language Education in the UKChapter 2. Rob Peutrell Thinking About Citizenship and ESOLChapter 3. Melanie Cooke: ESOL Teachers as Mediators of the Citizenship Testing Regime Part 2: Brokering Britain in the ClassroomChapter 4. John Callaghan, Tesfalem Yemane, Mike Baynham: Steps to Settlement for Refugees: A Case StudyChapter 5. Michael Hepworth: Argumentation, Citizenship and the Adult ESOL ClassroomChapter 6. Pauline Moon with Roseena Hussain: Using Participatory Photography in English Classes: Resisting Silence, Resisting Dis-citizenshipChapter 7. Melanie Cooke, Dermot Bryers and Becky Winstanley: 'Our Languages': Towards Sociolinguistic Citizenship in ESOLPart 3: ESOL and Citizenship in Migrants' Lives Chapter 8. Stefan Vollmer: Digital Citizenship for Newly Arrived Syrian Refugees Through Mobile TechnologiesChapter 9. Sheila Macdonald: Migrant Women, Active CitizensChapter 10. John Gray and Melanie Cooke: Queering ESOL: Sexual Citizenship in ESOL ClassroomsChapter 11. Celia Roberts: From the Outside in: Gatekeeping the WorkplaceAfterword. Rob Peutrell and Melanie Cooke: ESOL, Citizenship and TeacherProfessionalism