Going Global: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization, Language, and Education

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While English has become the lingua franca in science, business, and other fields, scholars still grapple with the implications of its adoption in many other settings and cultures. To what extent should English be introduced and taught in schools around the world? Who "owns" the English language and can therefore shape its structure and aims? What are world Englishes and how can teachers demonstrate them to their students? Is English the language of the oppressor, an imperialist tool, or does global English offer an opportunity for greater understanding and cooperation amongst peoples and cultures? This volume of critical essays explores these and other questions surrounding language, education, and culture in the globalized world. Honoring students' cultures while trying to prepare them for an uncertain and constantly changing future is the resounding theme of this book. The contributors to this volume are as multi-cultural and multi-faceted as such a volume would demand. The essays include authors and studies from Algeria, India, Iran, Ghana, Germany, Poland, Tunisia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Yemen. The perspectives offered in this volume contribute greatly to the ongoing conversations on language, education, and globalization.

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Leslie E. Seawright is an Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar. She teaches courses in Technical Writing, Composition, and Literature and other Arts. Her published articles and book chapters focus on writing pedagogy, intercultural communication, and workplace literacy practices.

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"Seawright's edited collection explores a wide range of questions and issues surrounding language, education and culture in a globalised world and presents fresh insights into understanding the multifaceted forces driving global trends in different areas of studies, especially in educational settings. The 12 thought-provoking chapters in this book attempt, with considerable success, to unravel the complex inter-relationship between globalisation, language, culture, identity and education. The book presents a compelling picture of what happens at the interface between global ideas and local practices, and addresses the forces that might impact on, or be impacted upon by, the content and process of school curricula and learning in an immensely multicultural world. [...] For anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of the ever growing complexities that language, culture and globalisation bring to the field of education, this is probably the book to start with." Kuchah Kuchah University of Bath Journal of Research in International Education, 14:3 (2015)

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