Social Justice Language Teacher Education by Margaret R. HawkinsSocial Justice Language Teacher Education by Margaret R. Hawkins

Social Justice Language Teacher Education

EditorMargaret R. Hawkins

Hardcover | October 6, 2011

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Social justice language teacher education is a response to the acknowledgement that there are social/societal inequities that shape access to learning and educational achievement. In social justice language teacher education, social justice is the driving force and primary organizational device for the teacher education agenda. What does "social justice" mean in diverse global locations? What role does English play in promoting or denying equity? How can teachers come to see themselves as advocates for equal educational access and opportunity? This volume begins by articulating a view of social justice teacher education, followed by language teacher educators from 7 countries offering theorized accounts of their situated practices. Authors discuss powerful components of practice, and the challenges and tensions of doing this work within situated societal and institutional power structures.
Margaret R. Hawkins is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interest, foundationally dedicated to promoting equity for all learners, is in languages and literacies in and out of school, including classroom, home, and community-based settings. Her publi...
Title:Social Justice Language Teacher EducationFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 8.53 × 5.91 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:8.53 × 5.91 × 0.62 inPublished:October 6, 2011Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1847694233

ISBN - 13:9781847694232


Table of Contents

Introduction - Margaret R. HawkinsCh. 1 Teacher Education for Social Justice - Ken ZeichnerCh. 2 Multimodality, Social Justice and Becoming a 'Really South African' Democracy: Case Studies from Language Classrooms - Denise NewfieldCh. 3 Does Intercultural Bilingual Education Open Spaces for Inclusion at Higher Education? - Mahia Maurial & Moises SuxoCh. 4 Education and Social Justice in Neoliberal Times: Historical and Pedagogical Perspectives from Two Postcolonial Contexts - Matthew Clarke & Brian MorganCh. 5 Enfranchising the Teacher of English through Action Research: Perspectives on English Language Teacher Education in Uganda - Robinah KyeyuneCh. 6 Dialogic Determination: Constructing a Social Justice Discourse in Language Teacher Education - Margaret R. HawkinsCh. 7 Creating a School Programme to Cater for Learner Diversity: A Dialog between a School Administrator and an Academic - Franky Poon & Angel LinCh. 8 Working for Social Justice in a Collaborative Action Research Group - Kelleen Toohey & Bonnie Waterstone

Editorial Reviews

How to make a difference in classrooms and communities remains a challenge for language teachers internationally. Margaret Hawkins has skillfully identified a range of exciting scholars who "walk the talk" in promoting social justice in language teacher education. A compelling collection that will be widely read by teacher educators, language teachers, and applied linguists. - Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada