LINGUIST List 26.5584

Wed Dec 16 2015

Books: Issues in English Education in the Arab World: Al-Mahrooqi, Denman (eds.)

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Date: 16-Dec-2015
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Issues in English Education in the Arab World: Al-Mahrooqi, Denman (eds.)
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Title: Issues in English Education in the Arab World
Published: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.cambridgescholars.com/

Book URL: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/issues-in-english-education-in-the-arab-world

Editor: Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
Editor: Christopher Denman
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443868112 Pages: 350 Price: U.K. £ 52.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443868112 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 90.95
Abstract:

Though diverse, the Arab world boasts a unique culture and native language, both of which are unlike those found in English-speaking countries. Perhaps due to the nature of these differences, Arab-Western relations have been described as existing on one of the world’s great cultural fault-lines. Debate about the potential effects, both positive and negative, of English-medium education and the learning of English in the region’s schools and universities is one expression of this. Even as debate continues, issues of politics, culture, social mobility, and identity are played out in the English language classrooms of the Arab world on a daily basis.

The current volume explores some of the concerns related to the place of English and English-medium education in the Arab world. It examines issues of the relationship between English, Arabic, cultural identity and power in the region within a historical and contemporary framework; the experiences of learners from Arabic-medium secondary schools adjusting to English-medium colleges; and the challenges and potential rewards of promoting student-centered classrooms and technology in traditionally teacher-centered environments. These issues are explored from the perspectives of teachers, students, researchers and other stakeholders in Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Sudan.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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