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        1.    Elinor Robertson, ELT, Gender and International Development: Appleby

Message 1: ELT, Gender and International Development: Appleby
Date: 04-Aug-2010
From: Elinor Robertson <>
Subject: ELT, Gender and International Development: Appleby
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Title: ELT, Gender and International Development Subtitle: Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies Published: 2010 Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Roslyn Appleby Hardback: ISBN: 9781847693044 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 129.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847693044 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847693037 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781847693037 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 39.95

For believers in the power of English, language as aid can deliver thepromise of a brighter future; but in a neocolonial world of internationaldevelopment, a gulf exists between belief and reality. Rich with echoes ofan earlier colonial era, this book draws on the candid narratives of whitewomen teachers, and situates classroom practices within a broad reading ofthe West and the Rest. What happens when white Western men and women comein to rebuild former colonies in Asia? How do English language lessonstranslate, or disintegrate, in a radically different world? How is Englishteaching linked to ideas of progress? This book presents the paradoxes oflanguage aid in the twenty-first century in a way that will challenge yourviews of English and its power to improve the lives of people in thedeveloping world.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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