Cambridge Language Teaching Library: Second Language Teacher Education
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Cambridge Language Teaching Library: Second Language Teacher Education

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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.
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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 17mm | 462g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521387795
  • 9780521387798
  • 688,205

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Issues and Approaches in Teacher Educaton: 1. The dilemma of teacher education in second language teaching Jack C. Richards; 2. Beyond prescription: the student teacher as investigator Jerry G. Gebhard, Sergio Gaitan and Robert Oprandy; 3. Activities and procedures for teacher preparation Rod Ellis; Questions and tasks; Part II. Investigating Teachers and Learners in the Classroom: 4. Teacher observation in second language teacher education Richard R. Day; 5. Action research in the language classroom David Nunan; 6. Understanding classroom role relationships Tony Wright; Questions and tasks; Part III. The Practicum: 7. Intervening in practice teaching Donald Freeman; 8. Interaction in a teaching practicum Jerry G. Gebhard; 9. A professional development focus for the language teaching practicum Martha C. Pennington; Part IV. Supervision: 10. Models of supervision: choices Jerry G. Gebhard; 11. Clinical supervision of language teaching: the supervisor as trainer and educator Stephen Gaies and Roger Bowers; 12. 'Let's see': contrasting conversations about teaching John F. Fanselow; Questions and tasks; Part V. Self-Observation in Teacher Development: 13. Teacher development through reflective teaching Leo Bartlett; 14. The use of diary studies in teacher education programs Kathleen M. Bailey; 15. An ongoing dialogue: learning logs for teacher preparation Patricia A. Porter, Lynn M. Goldstein, Judith Leatherman and Susan Conrad; Questions and tasks; Part VI. Case Studies: 16. A blueprint for a teacher development program Dale L. Lange; 17. Developing teachers' language resources Robert Keith Johnson; 18. An ethnographic approach to inservice preparation: the Hungary file Fraida Dubin and Rita Wong; 19. Observing classroom behaviours and learning outcomes in different second language programs Nina Spada; Questions and tasks; References; Index.
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