English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia

English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia : Policy, Research and Practice

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Bringing together a comprehensive range of extended research-based chapters, English Language Teacher Preparation in Asia provides comprehensive insight into policy, research, and practical aspects of teacher preparation for English teachers at pre-service level across multiple contexts in Asia.

Written by local and international scholars specialising in TESOL Teacher education, and acknowledging the increasingly complex demands made on teachers of English in view of globalisation, the book explores the multiple factors which are key to effective professional learning. Chapters consider how pre-service teachers are best prepared for the diverse contexts in which English is learnt and taught in settings throughout Asia and draw on in-depth research studies to provide rich, fully contextualised coverage of aspects of teacher preparation including curriculum design, programme development, policy, professional learning communities, assessment education, and teaching practicum.

A timely contribution to the field of teacher preparation, this text will be an invaluable resource for teacher educators, pre-service teachers and academics involved in the preparation of English teachers in Asia.
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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 2 Line drawings, black and white; 28 Tables, black and white
  • 0367484110
  • 9780367484118

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Preparing Asian English Teachers in the Global World - Subhan Zein


Chapter 2: Current Trends and Future Directions in Pre-service Teacher Training Programmes for English Language in ASEAN Plus Three: A Synthesis of Recent Research - Ng Chiew Hong and Cheung Yin Ling


Chapter 3: Translanguaging in the EYL Classroom as a Metadiscursive Practice: Preparing Prospective Teachers - Subhan Zein

Chapter 4: Advancing Achievement through Value-Added Measures: A Study on English Teacher Preparation in Brunei - Mayyer Ling and Rinni Haji Amran

Chapter 5: Professional Development through Practicum: A Case Study on Malaysian

Pre-service ESL Teachers' Professional Identity Construction - Juliana Othman and Fatiha Senom

Chapter 6: 'Native-Speakerism... I Think We Need to Change Our Perception'. Sociocultural Perspectives on Cambodian Pre-Service Teacher Education - Sovannarith Lim and Anne Burns


Chapter 7: English Teacher Preparation in Brunei Darussalam: An Overview of the Master of Teaching Programme from Multiple Perspectives - Ishamina Athirah Gardiner, Sarah Boye, Sallimah M. Salleh, Norashikin Yusof

Chapter 8: Meeting the Needs of an International Student Population: The Response of a Japanese Graduate Program - Richmond Stroupe and Miyoko Takatama

Chapter 9: Assessment Education of Pre-Service English Teachers in the Philippines: Prospects and Challenges - Aireen Barrios-Arnuco, Rachelle Ballesteros-Lintao, Sterling Miranda-Plata and

Marilu Ranosa-Madrunio

Chapter 10: Meeting the Needs of Primary School Pre-service Teachers in the Undergraduate School English Program in South Korea Hoo Dong Kang

Chapter 11: English Teachers Professional Development and the Role of Professional Learning Communities to Enhance Teachers Practice and Student Outcomes in China - Sally Thomas, Lei Zhang and Dini Jiang


Chapter 12: Teaching Renovation and Efficiency: Education Policy as an Affordance for Task-based Language Teaching in Pre-service Teacher Education in Vietnam - Khanh-Linh Tran-Dang and Marianne Turner

Chapter 13: English Language Teacher Preparation in Myanmar: Challenges and

Recommendations for Myanmar and the ASEAN Region - Mary Shepard Wong, Jennifer Miller and Brooke Treadwell

Chapter 14: The "Practising Adaptive Expert": Professionalism as Constructed in Vietnam English Language Teacher Policy - Mai Trang Vu


Chapter 15: Maintaining balance: How can ASEAN Plus Three best preserve diversity and prepare for the globalized world in the 21st century? - Richmond Stroupe and Gabriel Diaz Maggioli
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About Subhan Zein

Subhan Zein, PhD has trained teachers in Australia and Indonesia. He teaches at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Richmond Stroupe is Chair of the Graduate Program in International Language Education: TESOL Program in the Graduate School of Letters, and a Professor in the World Language Center, at Soka University, Japan.
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