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Social Justice Language Teacher Education Edited by: Margaret R. Hawkins

Paperback - 192 pages
06 Oct 2011
Multilingual Matters
210 x 148 (A5)


Social justice language teacher education conceptualizes language teacher education as responding to social and societal inequities that result in unequal access to educational and life opportunities. In this volume authors articulate a global view of social justice language teacher education, with authors from 7 countries offering a theorized account of their situated practices.


How to make a difference in classrooms and communities remains a challenge for language teachers internationally. Margaret Hawkins has skillfully identified a range of exciting scholars who "walk the talk" in promoting social justice in language teacher education. A compelling collection that will be widely read by teacher educators, language teachers, and applied linguists.
Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada

Author Biography:

Margaret R. Hawkins is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interest, foundationally dedicated to promoting equity for all learners, is in languages and literacies in and out of school, including classroom, home, and community-based settings. Her published work examines classroom ecologies, families and schools, and language teacher education. Current projects focus on global digital partnerships for youth, education in Uganda, and non-gateway districts’ responses to new immigrant and refugee populations. She has published widely, and serves as the Chair of the TESOL Research Standing Committee as well as on multiple organizational and editorial boards.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate Research / Professional

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