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Tue Oct 1 2002

Books: Language Acquisition: Guilherme

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Message 1: Language Acquisition: Guilherme

Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 11:27:33 +0000
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Subject: Language Acquisition: Guilherme

Title: Critical Citizens for an Intercultural World
Subtitle: Foreign Language Education as Cultural Politics
Series Title: Language in Intercultural Communication and Education
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Author: Manuela Guilherme 
Hardback: ISBN: 1853596108, Pages: 312, Price: �59.95/US$89,95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853596094, Pages: 312, Price: �24.95 US$39.95


Key Features:
- Illustrate how practising teachers approach foreign cultures critically
- Provides grounded theory for a definition of critical cultural
 awareness within foreign language/culturel education
- Inspires a proposal for teacher education and development

This book offers theoretical foundations and practical proposals for
the development of critical cultural awareness and intercultural
communication competence among prospective and practising foreign
language/culture educators. It proposes an enhanced cultural and
political role for educators in this area by relating foreign
language/culture education to education for democratic citizenship at
global, inter- and intra-national levels.

1. Critical Pedagogy as cultural politics
2. Philosophical foundations for critical cultural awareness
3. The critical dimension in foreign culture education
4. The teachers' voices: How they view critical cultural awareness in
 foreign language/culture classes
5. Preparing critical citizens and educators for an intercultural world
Bibliography; Appendices

Author information:
Manuela Guilherme has been a teacher of foreign languages and cultures
for the past 30 years both at secondary school and university levels,
in Portugal as well as in Great Britain. She has also been a teacher
trainer and a researcher in this area for the past 15 years. The
research she presents in this book was awarded the 2001 Birkmaier
Award by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and
the Modern Language Journal and her contribution to the study of
language and culture worldwide was also recognised by the California
Language Teaching Profession.

Lingfield(s): Language Acquisition

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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