Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics VIAL
Chris Gaine (1) and Joana Salazar (2): ICT, Language Learning and Intercultural Challenge. VIAL. Number 3/2006: 27-57.
This article seeks to provide an insight into three phenomena: foreign
language education, teaching about racism and anti-racism and the use
of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in classroom
settings. It also offers an analysis of how such phenomena combined in
a specific educational resource, the anti-racist website: http://www.spanishkid.org.
An experimental application was carried out in seven Spanish high
school classrooms in order to investigate the effects of introducing
this web-based, anti-racist educational resource in the foreign
language classroom. Methods of data gathering include students'
questionnaires, teachers' and students' diaries, students' portfolios
and teachers' interviews. The findings of the research suggest how a
combination of ICT and anti-racism can offer opportunities for
challenging commonsense views of racism and ethnicity, and thus offer
alternative perceptions and viewpoints on this topic in education.
(1) University of Chichester. UK.
(2) University of Islas Baleares, Spain.
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