Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning
This important volume on the critical pedagogical approach addresses such topics as critical multiculturalism, gender and language learning, and popular culture. Critical pedagogies are instructional approaches aimed at transforming existing social relations in the interest of greater equity in schools and communities. This paperback edition on the pedagogical approach addresses such topics as critical multiculturalism, gender and language learning, and popular culture. Committed to language education that contributes to social justice, the contributors explore the meaning of creating equitable and critical instructional practices, by exploring diverse representations of knowledge. In addition, recommendations are made for further research, teacher education, and critical testing.
- Electronic book text
- 15 Aug 2012
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning, is an important book that brings together a wide variety of critical perspectives on language teach and learning." The Canadian Modern Language Review "the concept of the book-the melding of language learning with aspects of social change-not only becomes fascinating but also offers new perspectives and recommendations for parents, educators, school administrators, and politicians willing to improve the system. Well-written and articulated, excellently documented, and with convincing examples, Norton and Toohey present this innovative research in an unprecedented manner, bringing theory and practice together to transform existing social relations in the interest of schools and communities.