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Going Global: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization, Language, and Education

Going Global: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization, Language, and Education

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443863339
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date: Oct 01, 2014
  • Edition: 1st Unabridged
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.75 x 8.25 x 0.75 inches

Overview

While English has become the lingua franca in science, business, and other fields, scholars still grapple with the implications of its adoption in many other settings and cultures. To what extent should English be introduced and taught in schools around the world? Who "owns" the English language and can therefore shape its structure and aims? What are world Englishes and how can teachers demonstrate them to their students? Is English the language of the oppressor, an imperialist tool, or does global English offer an opportunity for greater understanding and cooperation amongst peoples and cultures? This volume of critical essays explores these and other questions surrounding language, education, and culture in the globalized world. Honoring students' cultures while trying to prepare them for an uncertain and constantly changing future is the resounding theme of this book. The contributors to this volume are as multi-cultural and multi-faceted as such a volume would demand. The essays include authors and studies from Algeria, India, Iran, Ghana, Germany, Poland, Tunisia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Yemen. The perspectives offered in this volume contribute greatly to the ongoing conversations on language, education, and globalization.

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