English - A Changing Medium for Education

Book Cover English - A Changing Medium for Education

Description

In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that language and literacy should simply be regarded as a technical 'skill' which confers universal benefits and that it should be replaced with a social practice view that recognises situated variations and diversity. This volume, we believe, provides a reference point for extended research and practice in these areas that will be of interest to wide range of people engaged in language and literacy education.

Details

Author(s)
Constant Leung, Brian V. Street
Format
Hardback | 176 pages
Dimensions
148 x 210 x 15mm | 349g
Publication date
25 Jul 2012
Publisher
Channel View Publications Ltd
Imprint
MULTILINGUAL MATTERS
Publication City/Country
Bristol, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1847697712
ISBN13
9781847697714
Bestsellers rank
2,889,462