Peacebuilding in Language Education Innovations in Theory and Practice Edited by: Rebecca L. Oxford, María Matilde Olivero, Melinda Harrison, Tammy Gregersen

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31 Oct 2020
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Multilingual Matters
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This innovative, much-needed book shares powerful wisdom and practical strategies to help language teachers, teacher educators and peace educators communicate peace, contribute to peace and weave peacebuilding into classrooms and daily life. The clear, six-part Language of Peace Approach underlies more than 50 creative activities that can promote peacebuilding competence in secondary and post-secondary students, current and prospective educators and community members outside of academia. Chapters span the spectrum from cross-cultural peace education to the positive psychology of peace, from nonverbal peace language to transformative language teaching for peace, and from the needs of language learners to the needs of language educators. The book makes a unique and valuable contribution to the discussion of how we can live together peacefully in a changing world. 

Author Biography:

Rebecca L. Oxford is a University of Maryland Professor Emerita and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher who now works with doctoral students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. 

María Matilde Olivero is a second language teacher educator and researcher at Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina.

Melinda Harrison is a lecturer at Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama, USA and is working on a PhD in Educational Studies in Diverse Populations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Tammy Gregersen is a Professor of TESOL at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional

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