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Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning


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Part I. Introduction: 1. Two takes on critical pedagogies Allan Luke; 2. Introduction Bonny Norton and Kelleen Toohey; Part II. Reconceptualizing Second Language Education: 3. Critical Multiculturalism and Second Language Education Ryuko Kubota; 4. Gender and sexuality in foreign/second language education: critical and feminist approaches to research and pedagogy Aneta Pavlenko; 5. Representation, rights and resources: multimodal pedagogies in the language and literacy classroom Pippa Stein; 6. Assessment in multicultural societies: applying democratic principles and practices to language testing; Part III. Challenging Identities: 7. Subversive identities, pedagogical safe houses and critical learning Suresh Canagarajah; 8. 'Why does this feel empowering?': thesis writing concordancing and the corporatizing university Sue Starfield; 9. Modals and memories: a grammar lesson on the Quebec Referendum on Sovereignty Brian Morgan; Part IV. Researching Critical Practices: 10. The logic of non-standard teaching: a course in Cape Verdean culture and history Ines Brito, Ambrizeth Lima and Elsa Auerbach; 11. Comic book culture and second language learners Bonny Norton and Karen Vanderheyden; 12. Putting Classroom interaction in its Place: understanding gender and foreign language learning Jane Sunderland; 13. Living with inelegance in qualitative research on task-based learning Constant Leung, Roxy Harris and Ben Rampton; Part V. Educating Teachers for Change: 14. Introducing a critical pedagogical curriculum to a MATESL course: a reflexive account from feminist perspectives Angel M. Y. Lin; 15. Negotiating expertise in an action research community Kelleen Toohey and Bonnie Waterstone; Performed Ethnography for critical language teacher education Tara Goldstein; Critical moments in a TESOL praxicum Alastair Pennycook.

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This important volume on the critical pedagogical approach addresses such topics as critical multiculturalism, gender and language learning, and popular culture.


"Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning, is an important book that brings together a wide variety of critical perspectives on language teach and learning." The Canadian Modern Language Review "the concept of the book-the melding of language learning with aspects of social change-not only becomes fascinating but also offers new perspectives and recommendations for parents, educators, school administrators, and politicians willing to improve the system. Well-written and articulated, excellently documented, and with convincing examples, Norton and Toohey present this innovative research in an unprecedented manner, bringing theory and practice together to transform existing social relations in the interest of schools and communities.

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