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Schools and Ideology: A Critique

Introduction

 

The pressure upon schools to improve and raise achievement is unlikely to recede over the next decade, which would suggest that the school effectiveness and school improvement research fields are likely to remain influential and popular with practitioners and policy makers alike. Until recently, these two traditions have gone their separate ways, mainly because of differences in methodological orientation and ideological position.

Pronunciation: The “Cinderella” of Language Teaching

Introduction

 

Indisputably, teaching pronunciation is one of the most complicated yet significant aspects of EFL / ESL teaching. That is why it has been looked upon as the “Cinderella” of language teaching (Kelly, 1969; Dalton, 1997).

Language and Thought

No one would disagree with the claim that language and thought interact in many significant ways. There is great disagreement, however, about the proposition that each specific language has its own influence on the thought and action of its speakers.

Learner Autonomy: The “Let-Me-Learn” Drive

It is widely acknowledged that knowing a language is more than just grammar and vocabulary.

Women: A Linguistically Different Species?

Indisputably, sex differences constitute a fundamental fact of our lives and, as such, it stands to reason that they should be reflected in language.