This 96-page handbook, published in 2009, has been produced for English teachers, by English teachers. It provides you with good practical advice and ideas on how to become more aware and integrate aspects of equal opportunity and diversity into your work.
The book is a showcase of best practice from a variety of teaching contexts around the world, where colleagues have successfully embedded equality and diversity in English language teaching.
Developed by David Valente, the handbook is not prescriptive and is not a ‘one size fits all’ recipe book for the diverse global contexts we teach in. It is a showcase of best practice from a variety of teaching contexts around the world, where colleagues have successfully embedded equality and diversity in English language teaching (ELT).
The suggestions for activities, lesson materials and professional development tools should be seen as springboards which can be adapted to suit learners’ and teaching purposes. The handbook isn’t just a collection of success stories: there are also case studies of the challenges encountered and how they were overcome. The aim is to inspire teachers to be creative in their approach to integrating equal opportunity and diversity into their teaching.
David Valente has an MAppLing from Macquarie University. He is Young Learner Manager at British Council Burma and the founder of Englishes for all. He has been working in TESOL since 1995 and has held various teaching, training and academic management posts with the British Council and ministries of education in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East.