eCite Digital Repository

Foreign language teaching for citizenship development


Hennebry, M, Foreign language teaching for citizenship development, New Directions for Research in Foreign Language Education, Routledge, S Coffey and U Wingate (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 45-62. ISBN 978-1-138-67399-1 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2018 Taylor & Francis


his chapter discusses the relationship between citizenship and foreign language (FL) teaching. It first examines the relationship as it is conceptualised in the literature and enacted in language policy and curriculum in selected contexts. The chapter considers the extent to which policy recommendations are enacted through the teaching of foreign languages for the development of citizenship, focusing on the concepts of European citizenship and global citizenship. Specifically, it discusses the opportunities and challenges for such pedagogies. The chapter also discusses data gathered from teachers and students, allowing their voices to speak into the issues and implications outlined in the context of citizenship education as well as teacher professional development. Research has found FL teachers across EU member states are enthusiastic about the integration of citizenship into FL teaching. One way to observe the extent to which the view of FL portrayed in the literature is actualised in practice is to begin by examining FL curricula.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:language education, citizenship education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Secondary education
UTAS Author:Hennebry, M (Dr Mairin Hennebry-Leung)
ID Code:140295
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-08-05
Last Modified:2021-06-09

Repository Staff Only: item control page