Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education

Hardcover | December 3, 2014

EditorTony Wright, Mike Beaumont

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Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education brings together the voices of teacher educators working in different national and educational settings to illuminate our understanding of the processes and contexts in which second language teachers are trained and continue developing. Based on their personal experiences in the field, the authors address the themes of change in teacher education, the influence of local context on practice, the issue of interculturality and the actual process of engaging with teachers and teacher educators. The volume features dialogues between the authors, and aims to initiate further conversations among second language teacher educators. The chapters open a window into second language teacher education which will resonate with practitioners and postgraduate students alike, as well as providing a snapshot of practice in the early 21st century.

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Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education brings together the voices of teacher educators working in different national and educational settings to illuminate our understanding of the processes and contexts in which second language teachers are trained and continue developing. Based on their personal experiences in the field, th...

Tony Wright is Emeritus Professor of Language Education at the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, UK. He has worked with teachers and teacher educators worldwide and has published extensively. He is author of Classroom Management in Language Education (2005) and Trainer Development (with Rod Bolitho, 2007).Mike Beaumont is a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230272428

ISBN - 13:9780230272422

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1.Student Teachers' Changing Beliefs on a Pre-service Teacher Education Course in Hong Kong; Icy Lee
2.Modern Languages Initial Teacher Education in England: The Impact of School-based Training; Gee Macrory
3.Practical Theories of Teaching in Peripheral Contexts: Messages from Schools in Swaziland; Sikelela Dlamini
4.Learning to Teach Many Languages: A Multilingual Teacher Education Programme Offered by the Wiener Volkshochschulen; Thomas Fritz
5.'Inviting Eve to Taste the Apple': Some Metaphors for the Issue of Theory in In-service Second Language Teacher Education Courses in Greece; Eleni Manolopoulou-Sergi
6.Reframing 'Public Lessons' to Support English Teachers for Curriculum Change in China; Qiang Wang
7.Exploring Continuing Professional Development: English Teachers' Clubs in Central India; Amol Padwad and; Krishna Dixit
8.Teacher Learning through Participation in Course Evaluation: an Indian Experience; Susmita Pani
9.New Technologies in SLTE: A Virtual Teacher Development Experience in Tocantins, Brazil; Chris Lima
10.Bringing Information and Reflection Together: A Distance Mentoring and Teacher Development Experience in South Korea; Kyungsuk Chang and Shelagh Rixon
11.Experiencing a Change Process in ELT in West Bengal; Kuheli Mukherjee
12.Becoming a Trainer: The Experience of Philippine English Teachers in the Primary Innovations Project; Maria Luz C. Vilches
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