These three chapters in 'Challenging Boundaries in Language Education' discuss how we might understand and empower populations at the 'fringe' of language education theory and practice. Whether it is by capitalising on the linguistic resources of multilingual students, reflecting on the experiences of study abroad students or understanding the challenges of third age language educators, these chapters challenge the definition of who language education is about.
Challenging Boundaries in Language Education, the book I am editing, invites readers to rethink how languages are taught. These four chapters that have just been included in the collection map out the theory of langauge education, and show some ways in which it can be extended.
The three next chapters in Challenging Boundaries in Language Education, problematise how the changing composition of language classroom impacts the professional roles and identities of teachers. These chapters look into superdiverse urban settings, explore the identity construction of teachers, and describe a teacher education programme that prepares language educators to help refugee-background learners.
The first chapters of the Challenging Boundaries in Language Education have been submitted. The focus of both these contributions, by Katerina Vourdanou and Dietmar Tatzl, is on combining language education with other curricular objectives.
A few days ago, I signed the contract for a forthcoming volume which I am editing. The new book, entitled Challenging Boundaries in Language Education, will be published by Springer within the Second Language Learning and Teaching series, and we are aiming for a publication date towards the end of 2019. Read about all about it in this post.