Date: 23-Feb-2009 From: Andy Nercessian <anercessianc-s-p.org> Subject: English and Empowerment in the Developing World: Hussain, Ahmed, Zafar (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: English and Empowerment in the Developing World
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Editor: Nasreen Hussain
Editor: Azra Ahmed
Editor: Mohammad Zafar
Hardback: ISBN: 1443801445 9781443801447 Pages: 300 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
This book is a collection of thought-provoking papers that investigate empowerment within the context of language, education, and technology. In the seventeen papers published in the book, local and international ELT practitioners and researchers have analysed their experiences within a range of sociolinguistic situations. Adding significant insights and depth to a previously under-researched area, the publication will be of interest not only to ELT teachers and students, but also to social science researchers in developing and marginalised countries. The book based on selected papers presented at the 2007 Aga Khan University, Centre of English Language seminar in Karachi exemplifies the issues of language and empowerment. The papers deal with complex educational and socio-cultural issues and force readers to undertake a cultural journey to see them from a different perspective. The collection of papers, whatever one's teaching-learning context, will become an essential resource book for all English language teachers, scholars, and researchers interested in learning more about the success stories and problems facing language education in the developing countries, especially Asia today.