Date: 31-Jan-2006 From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Gangerierlbaum.com> Subject: Teaching World Languages for Social Justice: Osborn
Title: Teaching World Languages for Social Justice
Subtitle: A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Author: Terry A. Osborn, University of Connecticut
Paperback: ISBN: 0805850759 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 24.50
"Teaching World Languages for Social Justice: A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices" offers principles based on theory, and innovative concepts, approaches, and practices illustrated through concrete examples, for promoting social justice and developing a critical praxis in foreign language classrooms in the U.S. and in wider world language communities. For educators seeking to translate these ideals into classroom practice in an environment dominated by the current standards movement and accountability measures, the critical insights on language education offered in this text will be widely welcomed.
The text is designed as a sourcebook for translating theory into practice. Each chapter includes the theoretical base, guidelines for practice, discussion of the relationship to existing practices in the world language classroom, suggestions for activity development (which can be integrated into a professional portfolio), illustrative examples, questions for reflection, and additional suggested readings.
"Teaching World Languages for Social Justice" is a primary or supplementary text for second and foreign language teaching methods courses and is equally appropriate for graduate courses in language education or educational studies.