‘Teaching is always political’
- Created: Tuesday, 05 September 2017 12:13
Teachers are ‘more than classroom managers transmitting McDonaldised content’ and should consider introducing social justice issues, says writer and academic J. J. Wilson.
English language teaching is sometimes regarded as a neutral, value-free endeavour. We teach the medium, not the message. After all, what values are contained in the present perfect? The act of declining verbs isn’t going to solve the world’s problems. And teacher training rarely touches on the wider role of the teacher in education.