(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire by J. Edge(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire by J. Edge

(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire

byJ. Edge

Paperback | April 19, 2006

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Are TESOL professionals now fairly seen as agents of a new English-speaking empire? Or, if they wish to distance themselves from this role, are there ways of working and living that would make this differentiation clear? An international group of authors put forward their differing proposals for the development of TESOL.
SARAH BENESCH Professor of English, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA CHRISTOPHER BRUMFIT was Chair in Applied Linguistics, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK BRANCA FALABELLA FABRÍCIO Lecturer at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil MARNIE HOLBOROW Lecturer in ESOL, Dublin City Unive...
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Title:(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:231 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.57 inPublished:April 19, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230580068

ISBN - 13:9780230580060

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Background and Overview; J.Edge Dangerous Liaison: Globalization, Empire and TESOL; B.Kumaravadivelu What, Then, Must We Do? Or Who Gets Hurt When We Speak, Write and Teach?; C.Brumfit Critical Media Awareness: Teaching Resistance to Interpellation; S.Benesch The (Re-)Framing Process as a Collaborative Locus for Change; B.F.Fabrício & D.Santos Ideology and Language: Interconnections between Neo-liberalism and English; M.Holborow Non-judgmental Discourse: Role and Relevance; J.Edge Teaching Second Languages for National Security Purposes: A Case of Post 9/11 USA; R.Kubota Equity and English in South African Higher Education: Ambiguity and Colonial Language Legacy; J.Katunich Negotiating ELT Assumptions in EIL Classrooms; A.Matsuda Slaves of Sex, Money and Alcohol: (Re-)Locating the Target Culture of TESOL; A.L.Sellami Neo-imperialism, Evangelism, and ELT: Modernist Missions and a Post-modern Profession; B.Johnston & M.M.Varghese 'The Hedgehog and the Fox': Two Approaches to English for the Military; P.Woods Index

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'The outcomes of some TESOL activities are unpredictable, the ramifications going well beyond the classroom, ideally impelled by a wish to contribute to a more just world. Edge's book provides a stimulating set of ways of addressing the existential TESOL problem of whether the promotion of English abroad is merely part of the "age of empire", however pedagogically inspired the classroom activities may be. It does not provide easy answers, but it outlines many useful pointers and strategies, and is excellent in presenting why these difficult professional concerns urgently need to be made central to TESOL's "mission"'. - ROBERT PHILLIPSON, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark