Social Justice and Technology in Second Language Education

Document Type : Original Article


Waseda University, Japan



Second language education is a complex field that is continually evolving, shaped by the changes in teaching and learning contexts that have emerged over the past several decades. It would not be an exaggeration to say that these changes are predominantly driven by shifts in technology, shifts in educational approaches and philosophies, and shifts in societal and sociocultural perspectives, and each of them have brought with them different influences that have led second language education to where it is today. Amidst the numerous elements that contribute to its complexity, one factor that has become increasingly significant is social justice. This article provides an in-depth discussion on social justice in the context of second language teaching and learning, and how it has been impacted by technological developments, highlighting the affordances of technology