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Society and the Language Classroom : Cambridge Language Teaching Library - Hywel Coleman

Society and the Language Classroom

Cambridge Language Teaching Library

By: Hywel Coleman (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2006
ISBN: 9780521496162
Number Of Pages: 252

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Society and the Language Classroom provides a new perspective on classroom research. Through a series of case studies, it examines the ways that learners and teachers behave in English language classrooms in different parts of the world, including Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, China and Pakistan, and at primary, secondary and tertiary level. Thought-provoking issues emerging from the case studies include the possibility that: - learners' expectations of what behaviour is appropriate in the classroom may thwart teachers' attempts to bring about change; - innovation may have unpredictable consequences unless careful study of classroom behaviour has been carried out. This approach to the interpretation of classroom behaviour has important implications, particularly for teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners.

Autonomy and ideology in the English language classroom
Safe-talk: collusion in apartheid education
English language education in Japan
Shadow puppets and language lessons: Interpreting classroom behaviour in its cultural context
Large and small class cultures in Egyptian university classrooms: a cultural justification for curriculum change
Learner resistance to innovation in classroom methodology
The effect of institutional and national cultures on examinations: the university in Kenya
Through language to learning: preparing overseas students for study in western universities
Cultures of Learning: Language Classrooms in China
Social and pedagogic pressures in the language classroom: the role of socialisation
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ISBN: 9780521496162
ISBN-10: 0521496160
Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 31st March 2006
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57