Social Justice in English Language Teaching
Social Justice in English Language Teaching

Social Justice in English Language Teaching

Edited by Christopher Hastings, Edited by Laura Jacob


320 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB

Paperback, $66.95 (CA $89.95) (US $66.95)

Publication Date: March 2016

ISBN 9781942799429


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This inspiring and diverse collection of voices from the field in ESL and EFL contexts personalizes the issues TESOL educators face and serves as a resource for those wanting to address social injustices in their individual TESOL contexts. Each chapter in this ground-breaking volume represents one of two realities: that English language learners are often on the margins of society, and that those of us who teach them must work to advocate for their needs. This book will help educators identify the needs of other students or the areas of privilege represented in the ELT world, where more advocacy work is needed. Key areas addressed are Social Justice and English Language Teaching: Setting the Stage; Peacebuilding and English Language Teaching; Positioning For Advocacy; Language Rights, Privilege, and Race; Gender and Sexual Orientation Justice; Working Across Borders/Advocating For Students; and Classroom Practices.

Author Biography

Christopher Hastings is an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Programs. He teaches at Academic Writing at ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia and has been teaching ESL and EFL since 2001. He has taught in China, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iraq, Colombia, Brazil, and the U.S. Laura JacobLaura Jacob teaches ESL at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California. She has taught both Spanish and ESL for over 10 years and has lived in Japan, South America and India. She is passionate about advocating for the needs of English Language Learners in mainstream contexts.