(Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire

Paperback | April 15, 2009

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An international group of authors discuss the implications for TESOL professionals of the perception that English is once again becoming an imperial language.

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An international group of authors discuss the implications for TESOL professionals of the perception that English is once again becoming an imperial language.

JULIAN EDGE is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK, and has worked as an ESOL teacher, teacher educator, researcher and research director in Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Australia. His main interest is in teacher development, personal and professional. Among his key publications are Action Research (2001) an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher: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.Fabrcio & 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