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Innovating the TESOL Practicum in Teacher Education
Design, Implementation, and Pedagogy in an Era of Change

ISBN 9781032046150
Published July 14, 2022 by Routledge
264 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Recognizing new opportunities and challenges brought about by technological and social change, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, this volume explores innovative design, implementation, and pedagogy for practica experiences in teacher education programs in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

By showcasing research and practice undertaken in a range of teacher education courses and programs, the volume offers evidence-based approaches to enhancing pre- and in-service teachers’ learning and cultural awareness. Chapters come together coherently to address issues and explore innovative structures revolving around high-quality TESOL practica. Particular attention is paid to emerging opportunities offered by virtual and simulated learning in online and in-person practica, as well as potential changes to best practice in community-based programs.

Using a diverse set of lenses to examine the practical, theoretical, and methodological aspects of TESOL practica, this volume will be of interest to students, scholars and researchers with an interest in TESOL education, as well as in open and distance education.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Contextualizing the TESOL Practicum in the Field of TESOL

Chang Pu and Wayne E. Wright

Part 1: The TESOL Practicum in an Era of Change

Chapter 2 Building a More Resilient Approach to ELL Field Experience in Teacher Education 

Virak Chan, Trish Morita-Mullaney, and Deliya Kuleshova 

Chapter 3 A Turning Point in the TESOL Practicum: Navigating a Forced Move from In-Person to Online Practice Teaching

David Malinowski, Priyanvada Abeywickrama, and Scott Phillabaum

Chapter 4 TESOL Practicum in the Pandemic Era: The Emotions and Strategies of Teacher Candidates

Hyun-Sook Kang and Yoonjin Nam-Huh 

Chapter 5 Evolving the TESOL Practicum: Revisiting the Impact of edTPA

Beth Clark-Gareca 

Chapter 6 Advancing School–Family Coalitions and Cooperative Funds of Knowledge Through Virtual Teaching and Learning in TESOL Practicum Experiences

Eric J. Johnson

Part 2: The TESOL Practicum in Community-Based Programs

Chapter 7 Undertaking TESOL Practicum at the Adult ESL Community Outreach Program: Student Teacher’s Perceived Affordances, Advantages, and Disadvantages 

Jelena Colovic-Markovic 

Chapter 8 Situating the University Classroom in the Community to Create a Service-Learning Pathway: The Impact on Participants and Recipients  

Adriana L. Medina

Part 3: Innovating the TESOL Practicum

Chapter 9 TESOL Teacher Candidates in Residency: Practice and Potential for Innovating the Practicum 

Jennifer Gilardi Swoyer and Kristen Lindahl

Chapter 10 Undergraduate Practicum Design for Equity-Minded and Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pre-service TESOL Teachers 

Chelsea Walter

Chapter 11 Context as Mediator in Language Teacher Learning During an International Practicum

Betsy Gilliland 

Chapter 12 The Role of Practicum Mentors in Developing "Thinking Teachers" 

Kristina B. Lewis 

Chapter 13 Infusing Simulation Technology in Teacher Preparation Programs: Improving English Learner Teaching Skills Through Digital Badges 

Florin M. Mihai, Joyce W. Nutta, Kerry Purmensky, Leslie Mendez, and Laura E. Monroe

Chapter 14 Optimizing Practica Through Mixed-Reality Simulation in Teacher Education for TESOL 

Ji Hye Shin, Nihal Khote, Shim Lew, and Jayoung Choi

Part 4: Conclusion

Chapter 15 Innovations, Challenges, and Future Directions for the TESOL Practicum

Wayne E. Wright and Chang Pu


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Chang Pu is Associate Professor of Teacher Education, Berry College, USA.

Wayne E. Wright is Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs, and Faculty Development and Professor and Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language, Purdue University, USA.