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Situating Moral and Cultural Values in ELT Materials

The Southeast Asian Context

  • Handoyo Puji Widodo
  • Marianne Rachel Perfecto
  • Le Van Canh
  • Adcharawan Buripakdi

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Handoyo Puji Widodo, Marianne Rachel Perfecto, Le Van Canh, Adcharawan Buripakdi
    Pages 1-14
  3. Handoyo Puji Widodo, Marianne Rachel Perfecto, Le Van Canh, Adcharawan Buripakdi
    Pages 175-188

About this book


This volume accentuates how ELT materials can be a mediation of capitalizing on moral and cultural values, which are more locally-grounded in respective Southeast Asia (SEA) countries. It features critical studies on locally-produced ELT materials (textbooks) situated in the following SEA countries: Timor-Leste, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand. The chapters, written by experts who know the ELT context of their respective SEA country, critically examine the design and use of ELT materials widely used in local and national contexts. Thus, the volume provides fresh insight into how values are uniquely manifested in language classroom materials. The present text also brings together empirical, conceptual and practical grounds for incorporating moral and cultural values into ELT materials development in such a way that it views morality and culture as a mutually complementing entity. This much-needed volume will be a valuable resource for those interested in the design and use of language materials in culturally and linguistically diverse contexts, such as in the Asia Pacific, America, Africa, and Europe.


21st century literacies ELT ELT materials and values education English Language Teaching Islamic religious values and English Language Learning Materials development Tertiary ELT education in Cambodia The Southeast Asia context critical literacy and ESL cultural context of ELT materials global citizenship and critical pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Handoyo Puji Widodo
    • 1
  • Marianne Rachel Perfecto
    • 2
  • Le Van Canh
    • 3
  • Adcharawan Buripakdi
    • 4
  1. 1.English Language CenterShantou UniversityShantouChina
  2. 2.Department of EnglishAteneo de Manila UniversityLoyola Heights, Quezon CityPhilippines
  3. 3.Center for Foreign Language Education ResearchVietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam
  4. 4.School of Foreign LanguagesSuraneree University of TechnologyMuangThailand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Situating Moral and Cultural Values in ELT Materials
  • Book Subtitle The Southeast Asian Context
  • Editors Handoyo Puji Widodo
    Marianne Rachel Perfecto
    Le Van Canh
    Adcharawan Buripakdi
  • Series Title English Language Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title English Language Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63675-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87611-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63677-1
  • Series ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-6975
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Applied Linguistics
    Sociology of Education
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