Teachers as Course Developers by Kathleen GravesTeachers as Course Developers by Kathleen Graves

Teachers as Course Developers

EditorKathleen Graves

Paperback | February 23, 1996

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This is a book about how language teachers themselves rather than curriculum specialists develop and implement their own courses. The paperback edition illuminates the process of course development through the narratives of six ELT teachers who have designed courses in widely varying contexts worldwide. Graves provides a framework for course design and examines how these six teachers have utilized or departed from the framework in meeting the challenges of their particular situations. Each narrative is followed by an analysis and a set of tasks that direct the reader's attention to a particular aspect of the framework.
Title:Teachers as Course DevelopersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 23, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052149768X

ISBN - 13:9780521497688

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Table of Contents

1 Teachers as course developers; 2 A framework of course design processes; 3 Designing workplace ESOL courses for Chinese health care workers at a Boston nursing home; 4 Designing a 7th grade social studies course for ESL students at an international school; 5 Designing an English for academic purposes course for post-graduate students in Ecuador; 6 Designing a writing component for Teen courses at a Brazilian educational institute; 7 Planning an advanced listening comprehension elective for Japanese college students; 8 A curriculum framework for corporate language programs

From Our Editors

Teachers as Course Developers uses a unique case study approach to show how language teachers themselves - rather than curriculum specialists - develop and implement their own courses. Featured are the stories of six teachers who successfully designed their courses in different settings in Japan, the United States, and Latin America. The book provides a framework for the processes of course development which any teacher can use in planning his or her own courses. Each chapter highlights a different aspect of the framework based on the particular teacher's approach and examines how that teacher utilized or departed from the framework in order to meet the challenges of a particular situation. A set of tasks and discussion questions follows each narrative. An annotated bibliography is also included.

Editorial Reviews

'I strongly recommend this book for ESL/EAP teachers and course designers as it enriches their knowledge on research and curriculum frameworks. It is a great incentive for teachers to start jotting down their daily teaching experiences, which could be as valuable and important as what is discussed in this useful resource book.' Teacher Development IATEFL No. 34, 1997