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Socially Responsible Feminist EFL Classroom, The: A Japanese Perspective on Identities, Beliefs and Practices

Author:
Yoshihara, Reiko

ISBN:
978 1 78309 801 9
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
160
List price(s):
129.95 USD
89.95 GBP
109.95 EUR

Publication date:
31 May 2017

Short description: 

This book explores the realities of feminist EFL teachers' lives through interviews and classroom observations with eight EFL teachers at Japanese universities. The data contained in the book broaden our understanding of feminist teaching in the language classroom while also providing suggestions for practice.

Full description: 

This book explores the realities of feminist EFL teachers' lives through interviews and classroom observations with eight EFL teachers at Japanese universities. The data contained in the book broaden our understanding of feminist teaching in the language classroom while also providing suggestions for practice. The book examines not only how the teachers' feminist identities influence their pedagogical beliefs and practices but also how the teachers actually practice feminist teaching in their classrooms. The tensions, dilemmas and pleasures of feminist teaching converge in this book, which attempts to shed light on a question that is often asked in either ESL or EFL teaching contexts: is teaching about gender-related topics (including controversial sociopolitical topics) in the language classroom education or indoctrination?

Table of contents: 

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Method, Data Collection, and Participants 3. On Becoming a Feminist EFL Teacher 4. Teaching According to Feminist Principles 5. Incompatibility Between Feminist Identity and Classroom Practices 6. Conclusion Epilogue References Appendix Index

Biography: 

Reiko Yoshihara is an Associate Professor at Nihon University, Japan. Her research interests include feminist pedagogy in TESOL, gender and language education, and feminist qualitative research.

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