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Title Teacher learning in language teaching / edited by Donald Freeman and Jack C. Richards
Published Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996

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Description x, 388 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge language teaching library
Cambridge language teaching library.
Contents Prologue: A look at uncritical stories / Donald Freeman and Jack C. Richards -- Sect. I. Beginnings: Starting out in language teaching. 1. The language learner's autobiography: Examining the "apprenticeship of observation" / Kathleen M. Bailey, Bret Bergthold, Belinda Braunstein, Natasha Jagodzinski Fleischman, Matthew P. Holbrook, Jennifer Tuman, Ximena Waissbluth and Leslie J. Zambo. 2. The vision versus the reality: The tensions of the TESOL practicum / Karen E. Johnson. 3. Student foreign language teacher's knowledge growth / Gloria Gutierrez Almarza. 4. Learning to teach together: Teaching to learn together / Anne Knezevic and Mary Scholl. 5. Learning how to teach ESL writing / Amy B. M. Tsui -- Sect. II. Transitions: Learning in the practice of teaching. 6. "I'm not typical": Stories of becoming a Spanish teacher / Patrick R. Moran. 7. Starting all over again: From teaching adults to teaching beginners / Anne Burns. 8. What's in a methodology? / Polly Ulichny
9. Teacher decision making in the adult ESL classroom / Deborah Binnie Smith -- Sect. III. Learning to teach: The role of language teacher education. 10. Renaming experience/reconstructing practice: Developing new understandings of teaching / Donald Freeman. 11. Learning how to teach in the RSA Cert /Jack C. Richards, Belinda Ho and Karen Giblin. 12. The role of collaborative dialogue in teacher education /Francis Bailey. 13. Structured reflection: The role of the professional project in training ESL teachers /Michael Wallace. 14. Learning to teach English in Hong Kong classrooms: Patterns of reflections / Ora Kwo. 15. When input becomes intake: Tracing the sources of teachers' attitude change / Martha C. Pennington --Sect. IV. Epilogue. 16. The "unstudied problem": Research on teacher learning in language teaching /Donald Freeman
Summary This book discusses the field of educational research called 'teacher learning, ' as it applies to the teaching of languages. This book invites us to look at teacher education from a fresh point of view, through an exploration of the thinking and learning processes of individuals as they learn to teach. Seventeen original articles, based on studies done in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, provide examples of pioneering research into the ways that individuals learn to teach languages, and the roles that previous experience, social context, and professional training play in the process. --From publisher's description
Analysis Language and languages
Language teachers
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Language teachers -- Training of.
Author Freeman, Donald.
Richards, Jack C., 1943-
LC no. 95016773
ISBN 0521551218
0521559073 (paperback)