Editor’s note: The text shared in this piece has been adapted from Routledge’s website.

The eighth volume in the “Global Research on Teaching and Learning English” series, co-published by TIRF and Routledge is entitled Research on Teaching and Learning English in Under-Resourced Contexts. This book, co-edited by TIRF Trustees Donna Christian and Kathi Bailey, brings together the latest developments in research on teaching English in under-resourced contexts across the world, offering a window into the complex challenges that these communities face.

Recommendations from research and experience in well-resourced contexts are frequently not relevant or feasible in different circumstances. Contributors to this volume have explored local and regional assets and challenges to provide a deeper understanding of the difficult issues that language learners and teachers must confront, and to provide insights about meeting those challenges.

With chapters written by TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees, the volume addresses the crucial and growing need for research-based conversations on the contexts, environments, and challenges of teaching English in areas of the world with limited resources, literacy levels or other constraints.

This book includes sections on policy connections, teacher preparation, and practice insights. It is a useful resource for graduate students, policymakers, researchers, and teacher educators in language education, ESL/EFL education, and international education, and an enlightening reference for all readers with an interest in language education around the world.

The “Under-Resourced Contexts” volume is expected to be released by late-March, if not sooner. To learn more, please click here. For further information about this book from Kathi Bailey, please click here.