May 24, 2013

Book: English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context


English Language Pedagogies for a Northeast Asian Context: Developing and Contextually Framing the Transition Theory
By Michael Hadzantonis
Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Description: This book investigates, from a sociocultural, linguistic, and pedagogical perspective, the conceptual and pragmatic frameworks that characterize secondary language learning in a Northeast Asian context. Hadzantonis contextualizes these salient domains through an engagement with social and cultural themes such as the familial, political, as well as cultural commodities and socioeducational structures. In this way, the text employs tools such as transnational theory and performativity and develops a model that contributes to the resolution of one of the greatest economic issues of the time, that of ineffective secondary language learning.

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