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Beyond Training : Perspective on Language Teacher Education : Cambridge Language Teaching Library - Jack C. Richards

Beyond Training : Perspective on Language Teacher Education

Cambridge Language Teaching Library


Published: 1st January 2000
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Beyond Training examines the nature of second language teacher development and how teachers' practices are influenced by their beliefs and principles. It seeks to move discussion of language teacher development beyond the level of "training," which reflects a technical view of specific teaching practices.

Instead, it takes a more holistic approach to teacher development built on the notion of the teacher as critical and reflective thinker. The argument pursued throughout is that teacher education needs to engage teachers not merely in the mastery of techniques, but in an exploration of the knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes that underly their teaching practices.

The scope of second language teacher education; Theories of second language teaching
Theories of teaching in language teacher education
Teachers' maxims; Perspectives on teacher thinking
Teacher beliefs and decision-making
Exploring pedagogical reasoning skills
What's the use of lesson plans?; Examining teacher education practices
Textbooks: help or hindrance in teaching?
Through other eyes: revisiting classroom observation
Reflective thinking through journal writing; Entering the field of language teaching; 1
The first year of teaching
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ISBN: 9780521626804
ISBN-10: 0521626803
Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.368 x 15.443  x 1.499
Weight (kg): 0.349