Interculturality and masculinities: critical approaches to the teaching of english as a foreign language
Interculturalidad y masculinidades: aproximaciones críticas a la enseñanza de inglés como lengua extranjera

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López Medina, Esteban Francisco (2023) Interculturality and masculinities: critical approaches to the teaching of english as a foreign language. Masculinities and Social Change, 12 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2014-3605

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Abstract

The urge to turn the teaching of English as a foreign language into an inclusive and diverse space has recently become greater. For a few decades now, it has been highlighted the need for learners to develop not only their communicative competence, but also the intercultural one. However, the gap between these abstract expectations and specific teaching practices shows how much renovation is still a necessity. Understanding interculturality in its broadest sense, the article aims to evidence the little importance masculinities have been given in gender-critical educational research into foreign language teaching. To do so, a theoretical presentation of such concepts is carried out, as they are key to identify the related discourses that can be found in the world of English language teaching. As a conclusion, it suggests the assumption of these analytical categories in order to complement intercultural approaches, thus favouring diversity in English-teaching contexts for speakers of other languages. Finally, a list of possible themes as specific variables of upcoming empirical analysis is also proposed.

Resumen (otros idiomas)

La urgencia de hacer de la enseñanza del inglés como lengua extranjera un espacio diverso e inclusivo se ha intensificado recientemente. Desde hace algunas décadas, se insiste en la necesidad de desarrollar la competencia intercultural del alumnado, además de la comunicativa. Sin embargo, la distancia entre estas aspiraciones teóricas y la práctica educativa concreta a menudo revela la necesidad de renovación. Entendiendo la interculturalidad en un sentido amplio, a partir del desarrollo teórico de las masculinidades en general y la hegemónica en particular, el artículo llama la atención sobre la poca importancia que se ha dado a estos conceptos en la investigación educativa crítica con perspectiva de género aplicada a la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras. A modo de conclusión, se propone adoptar esta categoría analítica para complementar los enfoques interculturales y favorecer así mayor diversidad en las aulas de este tipo de enseñanza, enumerando tanto posibles campos temáticos como variables específicas de análisis para un futuro estudio empírico.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Diversity, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Interculturality, Masculinities
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Diversidad, Enseñanza de Inglés como Lengua Extranjera, Interculturalidad, Masculinidades
Subjects:Social sciences > Sociology > Feminism
Social sciences > Sociology > Educational sociology
Humanities > Education > Multicultural education
Humanities > Education > Language and literature study and teaching
Humanities > Philology > English philology
ID Code:76626
Deposited On:14 Feb 2023 12:25
Last Modified:14 Feb 2023 12:25

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