International Perspectives on Teaching English in Difficult Circumstances: Contexts, Challenges and possibilities

Kuchah Kuchah (Editor), Fauzia Shamim (Editor)

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Abstract

This volume offers a holistic practitioner, and research based perspective on the subject of English language teaching (ELT) and teacher education and development in difficult circumstances. The book extends the current conceptualisation of difficult circumstances in ELT to include the broader policy issues that might affect English language teaching and learning in mainstream educational settings in low-to-mid income countries as well as the challenges faced by practitioners and learners in contexts of confinement, conflict and special education, contexts which have not sufficiently received attention in the ELT literature. The chapters explore a range of challenges emerging from the complex social, economic and geo-political environments of ELT today, and present examples of context-based strategies for addressing these challenges. The different contributions underline the need to extend the boundaries of the discipline to include teaching-learning in difficult circumstances and highlight the benefits of more localized inquiry based interventions in less-privileged contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke, U. K.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-53104-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-53103-2
DOIs
Publication statusAcceptance date - Jan 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on English Language Teaching

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    Kuchah, K., & Shamim, F. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). International Perspectives on Teaching English in Difficult Circumstances: Contexts, Challenges and possibilities. (International Perspectives on English Language Teaching). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-53104-9