International Perspectives on Critical Pedagogies in ELT

  • Mario E. López-Gopar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Mario E. López-Gopar
    Pages 1-15
  3. Teaching Beyond Language

  4. Dialoguing with Teachers

  5. Questioning the Critical

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-287

About this book


This edited collection brings to the forefront attempts to connect critical pedagogy and ELT (English Language Teaching) in different parts of the world. The authors in this collection write from their own experiences, giving the chapters nuanced understanding of the everyday struggles that teachers, teacher educators and researchers face within different contexts. Throughout the book, contributors connect micro-contexts (classrooms) with macro-contexts (world migration, politics and social issues) to demonstrate the impact and influences of pedagogy. In problematizing ELT and focusing on so-called ‘peripheral’ countries where educators have created their own critical pedagogies to respond to their own local realities, the contributors construct ELT in a way that goes beyond the typical ESL/EFL distinction. This unique edited collection will appeal to teacher educators, in-service teachers working in the field as well as students and scholars of English language teaching, second language acquisition and language education policy.

Mario E. López-Gopar is Professor in the Faculty of Languages of the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, Mexico. His main research interests centre around the intercultural and multilingual education of Indigenous peoples in Mexico. Having received over 15 academic awards, his latest publication is Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching (2016).


ELT classroom practice public pedagogy second language classroom classroom power relations classroom discourse critical pedagogy Critical language educators Discrimination colonial discourse Translanguaging World Language Classroom Heteroglossic language practices language and identity Critical literacy Ethnography EFL curriculum development Community pedagogies Plurilingualism CLIL intercultural communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario E. López-Gopar
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de OaxacaOaxacaMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95620-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95621-3
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