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Author Widin, Jacqueline.

Title Illegitimate practices : global English language education / Jacqueline Widin
Published Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, [2010]


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 MELB  428.00710994 Wid/Ipg  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 218 pages ; 21 cm
Series Linguistic diversity and language rights
Linguistic diversity and language rights.
Contents Contents note continued: Constraints in the Field -- Notions of Success and/or Failure -- 4.Practices in the Project Field: ELT and Project Work -- Construct of Project in the ELT Field -- Discontent with the Project -- Distrust of Host-Country Experts -- The ELT Project: Teaching and Learning Practices -- Conflict within the Australian Teams -- 5.Talk in the Field: The ̀English Only' IELEP -- Talking Up the Project: Project Documents -- English as an International Language/Lingua Franca -- Legitimate Voice: Who Is In Charge? -- 6.Cultural Practices: The Project Field -- A Personal Mis-construction of Culture -- Introduction to Culture and Habitus -- Constructions of ̀Culture' in Project Work -- 7.The IELEP: An Illegitimate Field -- Bourdieu and the Story of the IELEP Field -- The ̀English Only' IELEP -- The Legitimate ELT Field: A Possibility or Dream?
Machine generated contents note: 1.Setting the Scene: The International Context of English Language Education -- The Sites -- Australian Universities and the Project Field -- The Internationalisation of English -- The First Language: Endangered in the Project -- Projectisation of ELT -- Practices in the Field -- Cultural Practices -- Summary of the Book -- 2.Naming the Game: Positions and Interest in the IELEP Field -- Project 1 Laos -- Project 2 The Fee-Based Project in Japan -- The Positions of English -- Bourdieu's Explanatory Tools -- Mapping the Fields -- Level 1 Analysis of the Position of the IELEP Field vis-a-vis the Meta-field of Power -- Level 2 The Map of Relations between the Agents in the Field -- Level 3 Habitus in the Field of the IELEPs -- 3.Struggles in the Game of the IELEP -- Struggle to Win: Project Tenders, Bids and Proposals -- Struggle over Resources in the Field: Forms of Capital and Exchange Rates -- Struggles over Cultural Capital in Project 2 --
Summary ELT contexts. --Book Jacket
ELT education, as a commodity, takes many forms in countries all over the world. This book focuses on a particular form of Commodification, international English language education projects, and questions how the benefits of these projects are distributed. The critical issues of language rights and linguistic diversity are pivotal in the book's examination of domination and subordination in international language education projects. The author's description of the role and teaching of English is based on her experience of working in ELT aid and development and fee-based on her experience of working in ELT aid and development and fee-based projects, and through it she unmasks the interests and intentions of aid and fee-based language education projects. The two case studies that form the basis of this book recount a version of ELT marketing and project implementation that will resonate with experiences of aid recipients and university-led private sector fee-payers in many different --
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English language -- Influence on foreign languages.
English language -- Study and teaching.
English language -- Australia.
Languages in contact -- Australia.
Sociolinguistics -- Australia.
LC no. 2010025434
ISBN 1847693067 (paperback: alk. paper)
1847693075 (alk. paper)
1847693083 (ebook)
9781847693068 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781847693075 (alk. paper)
9781847693082 (ebook)