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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 978-1138673977 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.4324/9781315561561-4


This chapter considers the relationship between citizenship and foreign language (FL) teaching. It first examines this relationship as it is conceptualised in the literature and enacted in language policy and curriculum in selected contexts. From there the chapter moves to consider 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 critically discusses the opportunities and challenges for such pedagogies. The chapter draws on data gathered from teachers and students, allowing their voices to speak into the issues discussed. Implications are outlined in the context of citizenship education as well as teacher professional development.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:language education, citizenship education, teacher education, curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Hennebry, M (Dr Mairin Hennebry-Leung)
ID Code:140321
Year Published:2018 (online first 2017)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-08-06
Last Modified:2020-08-27

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