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Palgrave Macmillan

International Perspectives on Materials in ELT

ISBN 9781137023292
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Perspectives on English Language Teaching

Current interest in ELT materials is driven by local concerns in an era where globalization, global English, technological advances and concomitant critical factors are having a significant impact on educational policy, curriculum provision, language pedagogy and materials use. Despite changing methodologies and technological developments, materials remain at the heart of language teaching. This book brings together different perspectives on ELT materials from a range of international contexts and a variety of educational settings. All the chapters are underpinned by sound theoretical principles while addressing practical concerns and debates in materials design and use. The focus throughout is on how the local experience of the individual authors, who are practitioners and educators as well as researchers, is relevant to a global audience of TESOL professionals.

Sue Garton is Director of Postgraduate Programmes in English at Aston University, UK, where she tutors on postgraduate programmes in TESOL. She has written and edited books and articles for teachers including From Experience to Knowledge in ELT with Julian Edge and Professional Encounters in TESOL with Keith Richards.
 
Kathleen Graves is Associate Professor of Education Practice at the University of Michigan, USA. She has written and edited books and articles on curriculum development including Teachers as Course Developers, Designing Language Courses: A Guide for Teachers, and, with Lucilla Lopriore, Developing a New Curriculum for School Age Learners.

1. Materials in ELT: Current Issues; Sue Garton and Kathleen Graves
PART I: GLOBAL AND LOCAL MATERIALS
2. The ELT Textbook; Jack C Richards
3. Global vs. Local: Does it Matter?; Mario Lopez Barrios and Elba Villanueva de Debat
4. Adapting Materials to Meet the Literacy Needs of Young Bahraini Learners; Sahar al Majthoob
5. Cultural Representations in Algerian English Textbooks; Hayat Messekher
PART II: MATERIALS IN THE CLASSROOM
6. Coping with New Teaching Approaches and Materials: An East-European EFL Teacher's Interpretation of Communicative Teaching Activities; Kristjan Seferaj
7. Materials Adaptation in Ghana: Teachers' Attitudes and Practices; Esther G Bosompem
8. Multilevel Materials for Multilevel Learners; Apiwan Nuangpolmak
9. Designing Effective Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy; Josie Guiney Igielski
PART III: MATERIALS and TECHNOLOGY
10. English Language Learning through Mobile Phones; Arifa Rahman and Tanya Cotter
11. Using Interactive Fiction for Digital Game-based Language Learning; Joe Pereira
12. Using Web 2.0 Tools in CLIL; Fabrizio Maggi, Maurizia Cherubin and Enrique Garcia Pascual
PART IV: MATERIALS AND TEACHER EDUCATION
13. The Story Reading Project: Integrating Materials Development, Language Learning, and Teaching for NNES Teachers in Training; Bonny Tibbitts and Patricia Pashby
14. Teaching Preservice EFL Teachers to Analyze and Adapt Published Materials: An Experience from Brazil; Eliane H Augusto-Navarro, Luciana C de Oliveira, and Denise M Abreu-e-Lima
15. Factors Influencing Japanese Teachers' Adoption of Communication-oriented Textbooks; Simon Humphries
16. Materials and ELT: Looking ahead; Kathleen Graves and Sue Garton

Denise M. de Abreu-e-Lima, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Eliane H. Augusto-Navarro, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Esther G. Bosompem, Ghana Institute of Languages
Maurizia Cherubin, English teacher, Italy
Tanya Cotter, British Council in Libya.
Enrique García Pascual, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Josie Guiney Igielski, English teacher, USA
Simon Humphries, Doshisha University, Japan
Mario López Barrios, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Fabrizio Maggi, University of Pavia, Italy
Hayat Messekher, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Bouzaréah, Algiers
Apiwan Nuangpolmak, Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Thailand
Luciana C. de Oliveira, Columbia University, USA
Patricia Pashby, University of Oregon, USA
Joe Pereira, British Council in Portugal
Arifa Rahman, English teacher, Bangladesh
Jack Richards, University of Sydney, Australia
Kristjan Seferaj, Aston University, UK
Bonny Tibbitts, University of Oregon, USA
Elba Villanueva de Debat, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

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