Malgré les recommandations des institutions de l’Union européenne invitant les Etats à reconnaître la diversité linguistique de leur territoire et à promouvoir l’enseignement des langues selon une éducation ouverte à la pluralité et à l’interculturalité, on constate de nos jours une hégémonie croissante de l’anglais. Cette langue n’est plus considérée comme une « langue étrangère » mais comme la lingua franca de l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur en Europe et dans le monde entier. Notre ouvrage, en tandem avec le second volume publié dans Heteroglossia (2018), réunissant didacticiens des langues, historiens et économistes, se propose d’examiner le rôle de l’anglais dans les stratégies d’internationalisation et d’interroger le plurilinguisme effectif des individus et le multilinguisme des institutions. Plus largement il s’agit de (re)penser les politiques linguistiques dans l’université du XXIe siècle, afin d’articuler la position hypercentrale de l’anglais avec la gestion d’un plurilinguisme plus démocratique.
(Re)penser les politiques linguistiques : anglais et plurilinguisme
Edited by Françoise Le Lièvre, Mathilde Anquetil, Martine Derivry-Plard, Christiane Fäcke and Lisbeth Verstraete-Hansen
Edited by Ronald Barnett and Michael A. Peters
The Idea of the University: Contemporary Perspectives, Volume 2 is a companion to The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1, which presents readings from the major texts on the idea of the university over the last two hundred years. This volume consists of essays from the leading contemporary scholars of the university across the world. The essays examine ideas of the university that lie tacitly in its national and global framing, and offer creative ideas in taking the university forward, both on a regional and on a world-wide basis. Specific lines of inquiry include those of citizenship, cosmopolitanism, wisdom, ecology and freedom.
The thirty chapters in this volume have been invitingly grouped to offer intriguing ways into the material, which in turn opens the way to very large conceptual and theoretical issues. In an era of marketization, can universities attend to any global responsibilities? Might regionalism—in Europe, in South America, in Africa—prompt new ideas of the university? What understandings of knowledge are feasible in a digital age? Amid local, national, regional and worldly callings, how might citizenship be construed?
In a final section, a space opens for more speculative inquiries as to the conceptual possibilities ahead: Just what ideas of the university might feasibly be entertained for the twenty-first century? Might it be envisaged that the university has both responsibilities and possibilities in playing a part in bringing about a better world? Those concluding chapters in The Idea of the University: Contemporary Perspectives respond in original ways and all in an optimistic fashion.
Contemporary Perspectives on Competitive Speech and Debate
Edited by Kristopher Copeland and Garret L. Castleberry
Competition, Community, and Educational Growth: Contemporary Perspectives on Competitive Speech and Debate is an up-to-date text providing informed academic thought concerning the impact of forensics. Its primary focus is to demonstrate how the forensic activity allows students to actively engage and learn outside the classroom. Specifically, Competition, Community, and Educational Growth focuses on how students educationally grow through the activity. The book frames methods and pedagogy as best practices to provide educational growth for students and explicitly connect learning outcomes for students. Coming from the perspective of higher educational instructors, the book provides insight beyond the high school experience. Competition, Community, and Educational Growth examines contemporary perspectives on competitive speech and debate theory, experience, and methods of instruction.
Seeing Through Alternative Fact & Fake News
D. Michael Rivage-Seul
D. Michael Rivage-Seul’s eye-opening new book, The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking: Seeing Through Alternative Fact & Fake News, invites readers to try out what Baba Dick Gregory calls the "magic glasses" of critical thinking. Gregory’s eyewear suggests ten rules for seeing through the haze created by any culture’s ruling group mind. The criteria urge students to: (1) reflect systemically, (2) select market (as an organizing principle), (3) reject neutrality, (4) suspect ideology, (5) respect history, (6) inspect scientifically, (7) quadra-sect violence, (8) connect with your deepest self, (9) collect conclusions, and (10) detect silences. The Magic Glasses of Critical Thinking then applies those criteria to a broader contemporary context where fascist tendencies reminiscent of the 1930s are unmistakable. Surprising interpretations of familiar Hollywood and documentary films illustrate every point, making this book a fascinating text and discussion starter for critical thinking and composition courses at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
Edited by Claudia Grümpel and Analía Cuadrado Rey
Telecollaboration has been applied in foreign language education for more than two decades. This corpus study on telecollaboration in Third Language Learning has been carried out in institutional (CEFR) and non-institutional settings following the principle of autonomy in the framework of Higher Education implementing online tandems and student recordings in order to analyze discourse patterns. The chapters of this issue are original studies on corpus data of the L3Task project reflecting findings and new research paradigms and instruments that consolidate teaching and research methodology on online tandem practice for third language learning.
Cristina Alarcón López and Martin Lawn
Large scale assessment influences national and international educational policy debates and reforms. Assessment data is increasingly used as a government instrument. However, within the contemporary realm of the current global testing regime both the cultural and the historical conditions of assessment are often neglected. This volume is therefore devoted to the reconstruction of "assessment cultures" (interpretation patterns, discourses, instruments, practices) and their involved groups of actors. The contributions cover examples of Western European, Eurasian, East Asian, Latin, and North American as well as international settings and refer to epochs ranging from the early modern period up to the current context.
A Pedagogy of the Américas
Edited by Jennifer Ayala, Julio Cammarota, Margarita I. Berta-Ávila, Melissa Rivera, Louie F. Rodríguez and María Elena Torre
PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas challenges the standard narratives of "achievement" to think about how Latinx students can experience an education that forges new possibilities of liberation and justice. Growing Latinx student populations have led to concerns about "assimilating" them into mainstream academic frameworks. This book offers an alternative, decolonizing approach that embraces complex Latinx identities and clears a path toward resisting systems of oppression. Educating Latinx students should involve more than just helping them achieve in school but rather having them recognize their agency to transform the larger structure of education to promote justice-oriented practices. The authors offer a framework for such transformation by honoring their theoretical lineages, proposing a set of guiding principles, and sharing stories about collective social action within and outside Latinx communities. PAR EntreMundos: A Pedagogy of the Américas is a practice of liberation and freedom.
The Legacy of Free Post-Primary Education in Ireland
Edited by Judith Harford
Taking Sides on Contested Issues
Edited by Joseph L. DeVitis and Pietro A. Sasso
Focusing on crucial issues in higher education, this book challenges readers to go beyond taken-for-granted assumptions about America’s colleges and universities and instead critically examine important questions facing them in today’s troubled world. Each chapter presents divergent perspectives, that is, "pro" and "con" views, in the hope of stimulating reasoned dialogue among students, faculty, administrators, and the public at large. Readers will explore how internal factors in the academic community often interact with external social, economic, and political influences to produce conflictual results. They will see that academe is hardly value-neutral and inevitably political. This book urges them to transcend strident political persuasion and instead engage in the careful analysis needed to make colleges better.
The text provides in-depth appraisal of key topics of controversy: the purposes of higher education, liberal education, academic freedom, political correctness, tenure, shared governance, faculty workload, admissions tests, student learning, Greek life, the worth of college, equity and social justice, athletics, student entitlement, technology and distance instruction, and college amenities. The book will appeal to students, faculty, staff, and all those interested in the future of higher education. It is especially useful for courses in contemporary issues in higher education, foundations of higher education, higher education and society, college student development, and the organization and administration of higher education.
Eine Analyse der Bildungsurlaubsdiskurse in der Weiterbildung
In einer diskursanalytisch angelegten Studie erforscht die Autorin Bildungsurlaubsdiskurse in der Weiterbildung. Mittels Interviews und Programmanalysen untersucht sie, inwieweit sich eine Akzentverschiebung vom gesellschaftspolitischen Anliegen zum Instrument beruflicher Qualifizierung im Bildungsurlaub vollzogen hat. Die Befunde zu den Bildungskonzeptionen, Planungsstrategien und Begründungslogiken zeigen, dass es nicht einen einheitlichen Bildungsurlaubsdiskurs gibt, sondern träger- und fachbereichsspezifische Spezialdiskurse. Die Autorin rekonstruiert diese im Spannungsfeld gesellschaftspolitischer Ansprüche, pädagogischer Prinzipien und ökonomischer Kriterien.