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Innovation and change in English language education (Hardback)
  • Innovation and change in English language education (Hardback)

Innovation and change in English language education (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 31/05/2013
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Questions about what to teach and how best to teach it are what drive professional practice in the English language classroom. Innovation and change in English language education addresses these key questions so that teachers are able to understand and manage change to organise teaching and learning more effectively.

The book provides an accessible introduction to current theory and research in innovation and change in ELT and shows how these understandings have been applied to the practical concerns of the curriculum and the classroom. In specially commissioned chapters written by experts in the field, the volume

sets out the key issues in innovation and change and shows how these relate to actual practiceoffers a guide to innovation and change in key areas grounded in researchrelates theory to practice through the use of illustrative case studies and examplesbrings together the very best scholarship in TESOL and language education from around the world

This book will be of interest to upper undergraduate and graduate students in applied linguistics, language education and TESOL as well as pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, researchers and administrators keen to create and manage teaching and learning more effectively.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415826860
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18 mm


'This book guides its readers to make sense of the complex, dynamic, and situated nature of change and innovation in English language education. The clarity of the writing and the decision by the editors to encourage case studies that illustrate a positive implementation of change will have the salutary effect of helping readers exercise their agency and embrace and even initiate change, rather than fearing or avoiding it.' - Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA

'Ken Hyland and Lillian Wong are to be commended for their timely and utterly absorbing synthesis of the knowledge base regarding innovation in English language teaching (ELT) around the globe. Innovation is the driving force for growth in the globalized economy of the 21st century and access to the English language is a prerequisite for effective participation in it. Yet, prior to this volume, the research literature has been scattered and largely incoherent. This book advances the field significantly by documenting the ways which innovation in ELT is likely to produce tangible and sustainable improvements in student outcomes.' - James Cummins, University of Toronto, Canada

'This collection is a treasure trove of innovative concepts and ideas for improving classroom teaching and learning for teachers, teacher educators, researchers and other stake-holders concerned with critical issues related to innovation and change in English language education. Not only does this book offer an up-to-date critical perspective, it is also a highly relevant and useful resource for all those interested in language teacher development and research into English language education.' - Jenny Lim, University of Oxford, UK

'This book covers a wide range of issues which will be interesting to a wide range of ELT practitioners, as most of us are working to implement some kind of educational change.' - Elizabeth J. Erling, Open University, UK

"The wide-ranging focus of the text is inspiring. A strong feature is the use of case studies combined with solid research. It is an impressive collection of academics from arount the world who have created very readable chapters that do more than simply document and explain innovation and change: they will hopefully inpsire readers to implement them as well." - Patrick Coleman, Lincoln University, The TESOLANZ Journal

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