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International Handbook of English Language Teaching : Springer International Handbooks of Education - Jim Cummins

International Handbook of English Language Teaching

Springer International Handbooks of Education

By: Jim Cummins (Editor), Chris Davison (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th June 2007
ISBN: 9780387463001
Number Of Pages: 1201

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This two volume Handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching.

The spread of English as a global language is well documented. In countries around the world, English has replaced other languages as the second language taught most frequently and intensively in school. These trends are escalating and have not yet reached their peak. For example, in Japan, pilot projects have been instituted to start teaching English in the primary grades and similar proposals are either being discussed or have been implemented in other countries around the world. Also, bilingual and trilingual programs involving English have increased significantly both in private sector and public sector schools. In short, parental pressure in many contexts has resulted in English language teaching (ELT) being introduced earlier in children's school careers and often being used as a medium of instruction. Increasing demand for English language teaching is also evident among adult learners. Large-scale ELT programs for adult learners have been established in the community and workplace as a result of the globalization of the workforce, concerns to increase economic competitiveness, and a move towards life-long learning.

Increased focus on English language teaching has also occurred in countries where English is the dominant language. Many English-speaking countries have experienced dramatic increases in immigration during the past 30 years.

Policies and Programs in ELT: Changing Demands and Directions
Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Global Scope and Politics of ELT: Critiquing Current Policies and Programs
The Goals and Focus of the ELT Program: Problematizing Content and Pedagogy
Assessment and Evaluation in ELT: Shifting Paradigms and Practices
Index
Volume II
Acknowledgments
Foreword
The Learner and the Learning Environment: Creating New Communities
Constructs of Language in ELT: Breaking the Boundaries
Research and Teacher Education in ELT: Meeting New Challenges
Index
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ISBN: 9780387463001
ISBN-10: 0387463003
Series: Springer International Handbooks of Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1201
Published: 26th June 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 7.62
Weight (kg): 2.22

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