ELT, Gender and International Development : Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World download ebook

ELT, Gender and International Development : Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World download ebook

ELT, Gender and International Development : Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World. Roslyn Appleby

ELT, Gender and International Development : Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World
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Author: Roslyn Appleby
Page Count: 264 pages
Published Date: 30 Aug 2010
Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
Publication Country: Bristol, United Kingdom
Language: English
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781847693044
File Name: ELT,.Gender.and.International.Development.Myths.of.Progress.in.a.Neocolonial.World.pdf
Download Link: ELT, Gender and International Development Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World
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For believers in the power of English, language as aid can deliver the promise of a brighter future; but in a neocolonial world of international development, a gulf exists between belief and reality. Rich with echoes of an earlier colonial era, this book draws on the candid narratives of white women teachers, and situates classroom practices within a broad reading of the West and the Rest. What happens when white Western men and women come in to rebuild former colonies in Asia? How do English language lessons translate, or disintegrate, in a radically different world? How is English teaching linked to ideas of progress? This book presents the paradoxes of language aid in the twenty-first century in a way that will challenge your views of English and its power to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

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