Do global ELT coursebooks promote discriminatory ideologies?

Steve Brown, Christine Nanguy

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Abstract

In recent years, global coursebooks – described by Gray as ‘that genre of textbook which is produced as part of an incremental English language course designed for the global market’ (Gray, 2015, p. 1) – have been criticised for various reasons, including a tendency to present uncritically a worldview within their content that does not adequately address the issues of inclusion and representation. The purpose of this presentation was to use findings from a recent study (Brown and Nanguy, 2021) to examine whether such materials are in fact discriminatory in their representation of people with specific characteristics are represented, particularly with regard to the Scottish ESOL context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIATEFL 2022 Conference Selections
Subtitle of host publication54th International Conference, Belfast, 17-20 May 2022
EditorsDeborah Bullock
PublisherIATEFL
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Jan 2023
Event55th International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition for English Language Teaching Professionals - ICC Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 May 202220 May 2022
https://issuu.com/iatefl/docs/2022_conference_programme_-_digital?fr=sNzQ0MDQ5MzY0Mjg (Conference programme.)

Conference

Conference55th International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition for English Language Teaching Professionals
Abbreviated titleIATEFL Belfast 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period17/05/2220/05/22
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Keywords

  • ESOL
  • global coursebooks
  • ELT
  • Equality Act

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