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9780521741279

Values, Philosophies, and Beliefs in TESOL: Making a Statement

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521741279

  • ISBN10:

    0521741270

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This informative and insightful book situates second language teaching in a historical context. It chronicles the many influences and developments that have helped shape the language teaching profession today. Thought-provoking chapters, tracing the origins and evolution of language teaching, lead readers to consider their own views and values concerning their work. With its interdisciplinary perspective, this extraordinary book lays a foundation on which teachers can construct their own philosophy of teaching.

Table of Contents

Terms and processes for a philosophy of ES/FL teaching
The early history and philosophies of school
âÇô Language teaching traditions in historical and philosophical context
Isms and systems
âÇô Two recent philosophical movements, language teaching, and the way the world is going (perhaps)
Epistemology and the S/FL teacher
Ethics and morals
T âÇô Mainstream social and political philosophy and language education
Radical alternatives
Some continuing tensions for S/FL teachers
âÇô Aims, and other components of a teaching philosophy, empirical studies
A concluding comment
References
Footnotes
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