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History Of Esl Pronunciation Teaching, John Murphy, Amanda Ann Baker Jan 2015

History Of Esl Pronunciation Teaching, John Murphy, Amanda Ann Baker

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

This chapter tells the story of over 150 years in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) pronunciation. An analysis of historical resources may reveal a reliable history of pronunciation teaching. A consistent theme within the historical record is that prior to the second half of the nineteenth century pronunciation received little attention in L2 classrooms. Beginning in the 1850s and continuing for the next 30 years, early innovators such as Berlitz, Gouin, Marcel, and Predergast were rejecting and transitioning away from classical approaches. A change that resulted in pronunciation teaching's considerably more consequential second wave was ...


Considering The History Of Digital Technologies In Education, Sarah Katherine Howard, Adrian Mozejko Jan 2015

Considering The History Of Digital Technologies In Education, Sarah Katherine Howard, Adrian Mozejko

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Over the past century, numerous key technologies (including digital technologies) have been introduced into education. For the most part, each of them has been expected to revolutionise teaching and learning. However, it is generally accepted that neither dramatic reorientations nor changes in education have happened. Yet, while use of technology over the last 100 years has not resulted in a revolution, several key improvements and advancements in educational access and equity have resulted. The critical focus of this chapter is to look beyond the hype of technology and media over the last century and, instead, critically consider the significance of ...