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Innovation in English Language Teaching : A Reader - David R. Hall

Innovation in English Language Teaching

A Reader

By: David R. Hall (Editor), Ann Hewings (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th November 2000
ISBN: 9780415241243
Number Of Pages: 304

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This reader provides both theoretical perspectives and practical tools for analysing and understanding how ELT classroom curricula can be analysed, developed and evaluated.
The commissioned and classic texts place curriculum change in a philosophical framework and also explore the political and institutional considerations. A series of case studies are provided to highlight both the role of the teacher in curriculum innovation and various processes of planning and implementation. The final section deals with evaluating curriculum and syllabus change.

List of illustrationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Directions in curriculum change
The Essentials of a Communicative Curriculum in Language Teachingp. 9
Managing the Learning Processp. 27
Lexis in the Syllabusp. 46
Designing the Discourse Syllabusp. 55
The Uses of Computerized Language Corpora: A Reply to Ronald Carterp. 64
Approaches to the Study of Disciplinary Variation in Academic Writing: Implications for Syllabus Designp. 71
Political and institutional constraints in curriculum development
Politics and Knowledge about Language: The Linc Projectp. 87
Bilingual Education and Syllabus Design: Towards a Workable Blueprintp. 99
World Englishes in Tesol Programs: An Infusion Model of Curricular Innovationp. 108
The Diffusion of Innovation in Language Teachingp. 118
Adapting Individualization Techniques for Large Classesp. 127
An Emergent Language Program Framework: Actively Involving Learners in Needs Analysisp. 137
Teachers' Perceived Difficulties in Introducing the Communicative Approach in South Koreap. 149
Planning and implementing curriculum change
Achieving Cultural Continuity in Curriculum Innovationp. 169
A Framework of Course Development Processesp. 178
Action Research in Language Educationp. 197
Curriculum Evolution in the Australian Adult Migrant English Programp. 208
Materials Production: Theory and Practicep. 229
Call Innovation in the Elt Curriculump. 240
Evaluating curriculum change
Purposes for Evaluationp. 253
A Case Study of Curriculum Implementation in Hong Kongp. 263
Determining Social Prominence: A Methodology for Uncovering Gender Bias in Esl Textbooksp. 275
Indexp. 284
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ISBN: 9780415241243
ISBN-10: 0415241243
Series: Teaching English Language Worldwide
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1

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