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About myself
Courses Taught
Major Publications
Photos of TESOL '98 Crit Ped/ OISE Gang 
in Seattle
Photos of Cara, Jasper and Punkin
Photos of Lake District, Summer 1999
Photos of the High Sierra, Summer 2001
Photos of TESOL 2001
in St. Louis
Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2002 in Salt Lake
Photos of Sequoia National Park,
Summer 2002
Photos of AILA 2002 
in Singapore
Photos of TESOL 2003 Baltimore
Photos of LED 2003 in New Zealand
Photos of Active New Zealand Trip 2003
Photos of TESOL 2004 Long Beach
Photos of
AAAL 2004 in Portland, Oregon

Photos of literacy education conference 2004 Athens, Greece
Photos of Ansel Adams Wilderness, Summmer 2004
Photos of TESOL 2005
San Antonio

Photos of AERA and ISLS 2005, Montreal
Photos of AILA 2005 
in Madison, Wisconsin
Photos of Cottonwood  Creek and White Mountains, Summer 2005
Photos of TESOL 2005
Tampa
Photos of AAAL 2006
Montréal
Photos of Bear Creek, Summer 2006
Photos of TESOL 2007
Seattle

Photos of AAAL/TESOL 2008
Washington DC/New York
Photos of SLRF 2008
Honolulu, HI



About myself:


Courses Taught:

    JAPN105  Advanced Japanese
    JAPN106  Topics in Japanese Society and Culture
       Students' Culture Projects (Archives): Spring 2001 (Internet Explorer on Windows only)
    JAPN119  Structures of Japanese
    EDUC 83  Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
    EDUC150  Language Minority Students: Issues for Practitioners
    EDUC278 (5) Culture and Politics in Second Language Education


Major Publications:

Kubota, R., & Catlett, S. (2008). Spanish only for foreign language at the elementary school (FLES): Competing discourses in local language policy. Foreign Language Annals, 41, 102-118.

Shin, H., & Kubota, R. (2008). Postcolonialism and globalization in language education. In B. Spolsky & F. M. (Eds.), The handbook of educational linguistics (pp. 206-219). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Kubota, R., & Austin, T. (2007). Critical approaches to world language education in the United States: An introduction. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 5 (2&3), 73-83.

Shi, L., & Kubota, R. (2007). Patterns of Rhetorical Organizations in Canadian and American Language Arts Textbooks: An Exploratory Study. English for Specific Purposes, 26 (2), 180-202.

Kubota, R., & Lin, A. (Eds.) (2006). Race and TESOL (Special topic issue). TESOL Quarterly, 40, (3).

Kubota, R., & Lin, A. (2006). Race and TESOL: Introduction to concepts and theories.
TESOL Quarterly, 40, (3), 471-493.

Kubota, R. (2006). Teaching second languages for national security purposes: A case of post 9/11 U.S. In J. Edge (Ed.), (Re-)Locating TESOL in an Age of Empire (pp. 119-138). Palgrave.

Lin, A., Kubota, R., Motha, S., Wang, W., & Wong, S. (2006). Theorizing experiences of Asian women faculty in second- and foreign-language teacher education. In G. Li & G. H. Beckett (Eds.), "Strangers" of the academy: Asian women scholars in higher education (pp. 56-82). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Kubota, R., & Lehner, A. (2005). Response to Ulla Connor's comments. Journal of Second Language Writing, 14 (2), 137-143.

Kubota, R., & Shi, L. (2005). Instruction and reading samples for opinion and argumentative writing in L1 junior high school textbooks in
China and Japan. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 15 (1), 97-127.

Kubota, R. (2005).
Second language teaching for multilingualism and multiculturalism: Politics, challenges, and possibilities. In R. Hoosain & F. Salili (Eds.), Language and multicultural education (pp. 31-55). Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

Lin, A., Grant, R., Kubota, R., Motha, Su., Sachs, G. T., Vandrick, S., and Wong, S. (2004). Women faculty of color in TESOL: Theorizing our lived experiences. TESOL Quarterly, 38 (3), 487-504.


Kubota, R., & Lehner, A. (2004). Toward critical contrastive rhetoric. Journal of Second Language Writing, 13, 7-27.

Kubota, R. (2004). The politics of cultural difference in second language education. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 1  (1), 21-39.

Amin, N. & Kubota, R. (2004). Native speaker discourses: Power and resistance in postcolonial teaching of English to speakers of other languages. In P. Ninnes & S. Mehta (Eds.), Re-Imagining comparative education: Postfoundational ideas and applications for critical times (pp. 107-127). New York: Routledge Falmer.

Kubota, R. (2004). Critical multiculturalism and second language education. In B. Norton & k. Toohey (Eds.). Critical pedagogies and language learning (pp. 30-52). Cambridge University Press.

Kubota, R. (2003). Unfinished knowledge: The story of Barbara. College ESL, 10, 11-21. Reprinted in H. Luria, D. M. Seymour, & T. Smoke (Eds.) (2006), Language and linguistics in context: Readings and applications for teachers (pp. 107-113). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Kubota, R. (2003). Critical approaches to culture and pedagogy in foreign language contexts. In J. Sharkey & K. Johnson (Eds.). The TESOL Quarterly dialogues: Rethinking issues of language, culture and power  (pp. 114-121). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Kubota, R. (2003). Critical teaching of Japanese culture. Japanese Language and Literature, 37, 67-87.

Kubota, R. (2003). Striving for Original Voice in Publication?: A Critical Reflection. In C. Casanave and S. Vandrick (Eds.). Writing for scholarly publication: Behind the scenes in language education. Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kubota, R., Austin, T. and Saito-Abbot, Y. (2003). Diversity and inclusion of sociopolitical issues in foreign language classrooms: An exploratory survey. Foreign Language Annals, 36 (1), 12-24.

Kubota, R. (2003). New approaches to race, class, and gender in second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 12 (1), 31-47.

Kubota, R.  (2002). Japanese identities in written communication:  Politics and discourses.  In R. T. Donahue (Ed.), Japanese enactments of culture and consciousness (pp. 293-315).  Ablex.

Kubota, R. (2002). The author responds: (Un)Raveling racism in a nice field like TESOL. TESOL Quarterly, 36 (1), 84-92.

Kubota, R. (2002).  Marginality as an asset: Toward a counter-hegemonic pedagogy for diversity.  In L. Vargas (Ed.), Women faculty of color in the white college classroom (pp. 293-307). Peter Lang.

Kubota, R. (2002). Impact of Globalization on Language Teaching in Japan.  In D. Block and D. Cameron (Eds.), Globalization and language teaching (pp. 13-28). Routledge.

Kubota, R. (2001). Discursive construction of the images of U.S. classrooms.  TESOL Quarterly 35 (1), 9-38.

Kubota, R. (2001). Learning linguistic diversity from World Englishes.  Social Studies, 92 (2): 69-72.

Kubota, R. (2001).  My experience of learning to read and write in Japanese as L1 and English as L2. U. Connor and D. Belcher (Eds.), Reflections on Multiliterate Lives(pp. 96-109). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Kubota, R. (2001). Teaching World Englishes to native speakers of English:  A pilot project in a high school class.  World Englishes, 20 (1), 47-64.


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