|aThe English language teacher in global civil society /|cBarbara M. Birch.
|aNew York ;|aLondon :|bRoutledge,|c2009.
|axi, 228 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aESL & applied linguistics professional series
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aThe big picture -- Global civil society -- Global civic culture -- Global citizens -- Sustainable peace -- Local uncivil societies -- Pro-social capitalists -- Education for global citizenship -- Pedagogies of conflict transformation -- Tolerance -- Remembrance -- Reconciliation -- Forgiveness.
|aHow can English language teachers contribute to peace locally and globally? English language teachers and learners are located in the global civil society - an international network of civil organizations and NGOs related to human rights, the environment, and sustainable peace. English, with its special role as an international language, is a major tool for communication within this network. On the local level, many teachers are interested in promoting reconciliation and sustainable peace, but often they do not know how to do so. This book provides information, analysis, and techniques to help teachers around the world take action toward this goal.
|aEnglish language|xStudy and teaching|xForeign speakers.