Special Issue "Critical Language Pedagogy"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Graham Crookes
Guest Editor
Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii, 2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: critical language pedagogy and language teachers developing philosophies of teaching

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Critical Language Pedagogy, the application of ideas from Critical Pedagogy to second-language teaching within the context of critical applied linguistics, continues to develop. However, many core concepts remain relatively unexplored by conceptual analyses let alone provided with empirical support for their development. Additionally, closely associated areas such as feminist and antiracist pedagogy for second-language contexts lag in reports and analyses. This Special Issue solicitation calls for empirical and analytic contributions in a number of areas. Central concepts and questions in need of attention could include critical consciousness; Freirean “codes” (and codification); the role of vocabulary in interaction with key concepts; the question of which aspects of language, understood at all levels from phonology to discourse, are learned or addressed in classes with a CLP orientation; the matter of how language itself is conceptualized in CLP; and the application of SLA theories, or the application of other language teaching theories (e.g., task-based language teaching) to CLP. At least because of their previous rarity, case reports or case studies in any associated areas (e.g., feminist pedagogy) are of interest. Since most CLP has involved English, studies in other world languages, Languages Other Than English, including Less Commonly Taught Languages, are sought. Insofar as CLP has evolved mainly in North and to some extent South American contexts, contrasts with or engagement with European contexts and lines of curricular or pedagogical thought are needed. The whole matter of what actions emerge from or are integrated with CLP classroom instruction deserves report. Relatedly, what or how social structures or practices such as teacher networks support CLP, and on the other hand, what social structures or practices—especially newer ones such as surveillance—inhibit it.

Prof. Dr. Graham Crookes
Guest Editor

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