Critical Pedagogies and Language Learning
University to Academic researchers
Critical pedagogies are instructional approaches aimed at transforming existing social relations in the interest of greater equity in schools and communities. This important volume on the critical pedagogical approach addresses such topics as multiculturalism, gender and language learning, and popular culture. Committed to language education that contributes to social justice - and the political, economic, and sociocultural changes such justice requires- the contributors explore the meaning of creating equitable and critical instructional practices, exploring diverse representations of knowledge. In addition, recommendations are made for further research, teacher education, and critical testing. Graduate students and researchers in TESOL, applied linguistics, and education will find this volume a thought-provoking and comprehensive presentation of theory and practice in this important new area of scholarship.