1st Edition

Language and Development
Teachers in a Changing World

ISBN 9780582258662
Published November 22, 1996 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

Language and Development - Teachers in a Changing World comprises twenty-one case accounts contributed by language education professionals working in the context of international development. Frank and stimulating, the contributions explore the implementation of interactive educational approaches in ten Asian countries.

The accounts draw on real-life experiences from countries which collectively have been under-represented in the literature to date: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. The issues discussed will be familiar to those working in similar situations throughout the world, as many questions are raised and answered in the lively depictions of classroom practice, project management and funding relationships.

The editors' introductory and concluding sections provide a descriptive conceptual framework for the practice-based accounts, while allowing the reader the freedom to interpret the meanings and the theoretical implications of each account for themselves.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Section 1: Setting the Scene

Section 2: Coping with Change
1. Language teaching in difficult circumstances, Glenda E. Fortez
2. Language and Education in Cambodia, Pit Chamnan and Audrey Cornish
3. Language and agriculture in the Lao PDR, Khamkheuane Vannasouk and Seetha Khemmarath
4. Two language centers in Indonesia, Nasti M. Reksodiputro and Djasminar Tasman
5. Teacher support teams in action, Ali bin Abdul Ghani and Lesley Randles
6. The shock of the new, Anne Hollingworth and Susan Spencer
7. Becoming a better teacher, I Dewa Gde Ngurah Byomantara and Sue Mace

Section 3: Teaching and Learning in Different Worlds
8. Cracking the code, Mark Henderson, Edward Reis and Alison Spice
9. Real play in Singapore, Dorothy Cheung
10. Talkbase in Vientiane, Brian Kenny and Matthew Laszewenski
11. An international Labor Organization Project in Cambodia, Graeme Storer
12. Discovering resources in Ho Chi Minh City, Terry Clayton and Jonathon Shaw
13. Business visits in Papua New Guinea, George Kershaw
14. A Chinese Initiative, Jane Jackson, Jane Jackson, Terry Piper and Nancy Yildiz

Section 4: Responding to the Players
15. Eight autumns in Hanoi, Patricia A. Denham
16. Donors and recipients, Harvey Smith
17. Consultants and counterparts, Dewi Murni and Susan Spencer
18. The political nature of needs, Steven L. Shaw
19. Sustaining a project, Marlyn P. Marpaung and Tim Kirk
20. Why projects fail, David R. Hall
21. Forward from Bangalore, Makhan L. Tickoo

Section 5: Language and Development
William Savage


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