Date: 19-Jun-2009 From: Alanna Kalb <alanna.kalbtaylorandfrancis.com> Subject: The English Language Teacher in Global Civil Society: Birch E-mail this message to a friend
Title: The English Language Teacher in Global Civil Society
Series Title: ESL and Applied Linguistic Professionals Series
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Author: Barbara M. Birch
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415994484 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780415994491 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Many English language teachers are interested in promoting reconciliation and sustainable peace, locally and globally, but often do not know how to do so. This book provides information, analysis, and techniques to help teachers around the world take action toward this goal. Balancing, in a readable and accessible way, the global and the local, core and periphery, cultural diffusion and resistance, theory and practice, pessimism and optimism, outsider and insider perspectives, the expert role and the apprentice role, and prescriptive and elicitive methods, it offers an alternative to literature about critical applied linguistics, globalization, and peace education that is simply too complex and wordy to spread easily from theoretician to the classroom teacher.