Lilia Savova, Department of English, has a chapter on “Local Materials Development Practices” accepted for publication in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Teaching English (Liontas, Ed.).
Her chapter focuses on one of the three core components of teaching English as an additional language that is teaching, learning, and materials. This is the first encyclopedia of its kind and being selected as the author of a major chapter on materials design is an honor. Her chapter reviews materials development as a socio-cultural pedagogical and linguistic construct that is shaped by materials development's varied geopolitical, economic, and historical contexts. It includes sections on “The Intellectual and Social Context of Materials Development,” “Distinctive Features of Materials Development,” “Changes Over Time in Local Materials Development,” “Current Emphasis in Local Materials Development,” and “Future Directions in Materials Development.”