“Constructive Paranoia” Applied to Education (The Case of English Language Teaching)

This paper analyzes the concept of constructive paranoia stated by journalist and author Andrés Oppenheimer to promote development in Latin America. Based on that concept, this paper discusses the effectiveness of current English Language Teaching, particularly, as well as what should be done in ord...

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Main Author: Barrantes Montero, Luis Guillermo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
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Published: Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Educación (CIDE) 2012
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Online Access: http://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/EDUCARE/article/view/3935
Summary: This paper analyzes the concept of constructive paranoia stated by journalist and author Andrés Oppenheimer to promote development in Latin America. Based on that concept, this paper discusses the effectiveness of current English Language Teaching, particularly, as well as what should be done in order to obtain better results. As a conclusion, a re-structure of approach, curriculum and methodology in teaching the language is proposed.