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Language Teachers and Teaching

Global Perspectives, Local Initiatives, 1st Edition

Edited by Selim Ben Said, Lawrence Jun Zhang


346 pages

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This volume gathers contributions from a range of global experts in teacher education to address the topic of language teacher education. It shows how teacher education involves the agency of teachers, which forms part of their identity, and which they take on when integrating into the teaching community of practice. In addition, the volume explores the teachers’ situated practice--thedynamic negotiation of classroom situations, socialization into the professional teaching culture, and "on the ground experimentation" with pedagogical skills/techniques.


"All in all, this book is informative and user-friendly. Provision of author and subject indexes, and a Foreword, Preface and Introduction is helpful. The Afterword concisely summarizes main points. The book provides a useful resource for educational researchers and teachers who seek to think out of the traditional teacher education box to take global and local dimensions into consideration."- Peijian Sun, University of Auckland, New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, Volume 20(1), 2014

Table of Contents

Foreword Karen E. Johnson Preface Lawrence Jun Zhang and Selim Ben Said Introduction Part 1. Policy in Education 1.The Politics of Comparison: The Global and the Local in English Language Teaching and Teacher Education David Hayes and Kyungsuk Chang 2. Developing Teacher Candidates’ Target Language Proficiency: Challenges and Opportunities in a Supportive Institutional and Policy Environment Antoinette Gagné and Marlon Valencia 3.An English Teacher Education Initiative in South Korea: The Sociocultural Theoretic Analysis Eun-Ju Kim Part 2. Theory-Practice Nexus 4.The Role of Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teacher Education Nick Andon and Constant Leung 5.Infusing Real World Connections in TESOL Teacher Training Hongli Fan 6. Transformative Teacher Education in Action: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Support English Language Learners Davi S. Reis Part 3. Beliefs, Expectations, and Negotiating a Professional Self 7.Teaching Spoken English in China: The Relationship between Beliefs and Characteristics of University EFL Teachers Christine C. M. Goh and Chen Zan 8. Compliance, Negotiation, and Resistance in Teachers’ Spatial Construction of Professional Identities Selim Ben Said and Chitra Shegar 9.Understanding Prospective EFL Teachers’ Interest in Teaching Icy Lee Part 4. Reflective Practice, Feedback and Facilitation 10. Teacher Beliefs and Classroom Practices: A Case Study of an ESL Teacher in Canada Thomas S.C. Farrell and Barbara Tomenson-Filion 11.When Things Go Wrong: Feedback on Teaching Practice in TESOL Stephen Louw, Richard Watson Todd, and Pattamawan Jimarkon 12.Can Primary-Age Pupils Produce Teaching Materials? Ian McGrath Part 5. Teaching and Learning in New Times

13.EFL Teachers’ Conceptual Development and the Transformation of Teaching through Narratives in the E-portfolio Tatsuhiro Yoshida and Katsunori Kambara 14. Speaking Like a ‘Glocal’: Using Computer-Mediated Communication in Language Teacher Education to Promote Network Learning Melinda Dooly 15. Beyond Borders, Beyond Expectations: Online Education and Responsive Teaching Deryn P. Verity Part 6. Teacher Learning in Cross-Cultural Contexts 16. Developing Intercultural Understanding in Teacher Education within the Context of Language and Literacy across the Curriculum Vitaliy Shyyan, William Dunn, and Laurent Cammarata 17. Chinese Sojourn Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences with K-12 U.S. Students: Implications for Cross-Cultural Classroom Management Wenying Zhou 18. Desire and Desirability: Perceptions of Needs in a Trans-National Language Teacher Education Program John Macalister Afterword Rethinking Global Perspectives and Local Initiatives in Language Teaching B. Kumaravadivelu

About the Editors

Selim Ben Said is Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education.

Lawrence Jun Zhang is an associate professor of Language & Literacy Education at the University of Auckland.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Comparative
EDUCATION / Professional Development