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Second Language Teacher Education : Cambridge Language Teaching Library - Jack C. Richards

Second Language Teacher Education

Cambridge Language Teaching Library

By: Jack C. Richards (Editor), David Nunan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th July 1990
ISBN: 9780521387798
Number Of Pages: 356

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This text provides a detailed account of current approaches to the education of teachers of second languages. The paperback edition provides a detailed account of current approaches to the education of teachers of second languages. It offers valuable ideas on the observation and supervision of classrooms, on self-evaluation by teachers, and on teaching itself. Its emphasis reflects the shift in orientation from teacher training to teacher education, in which teachers are involved in developing their own theories of teaching, understanding the nature of teacher decision making, and developing strategies for critical self-evaluation. The book is aimed at teachers, teacher educators, and workshop facilitators involved both in pre-service and in-service education of teachers of second and foreign languages.

Preface
Issues and Approaches in Teacher Educaton
The dilemma of teacher education in second language teaching
Beyond prescription: the student teacher as investigator
Activities and procedures for teacher preparation Rod Ellis; Questions and tasks
Investigating Teachers and Learners in the Classroom
Teacher observation in second language teacher education
Action research in the language classroom
Understanding classroom role relationships
The Practicum
Intervening in practice teaching
Interaction in a teaching practicum
A professional development focus for the language teaching practicum
Supervision
odels of supervision: choices
linical supervision of language teaching: the supervisor as trainer and educator
Let's see': contrasting conversations about teaching
Self-Observation in Teacher Development
Teacher development through reflective teaching
The use of diary studies in teacher education programs
An ongoing dialogue: learning logs for teacher preparation
Case Studies
A blueprint for a teacher development program
Developing teachers' language resources
An ethnographic approach to inservice preparation: the Hungary file
Observing classroom behaviours and learning outcomes in different second language programs
Questions and tasks
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521387798
ISBN-10: 0521387795
Series: Cambridge Language Teaching Library
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 16th July 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48