Qualitative Research Topics in Language Teacher Education
Student and novice researchers may have a general idea for a topic they would like to research, but have a difficult time settling on a more specific topic and its associated research questions. Addressing this problem, this book features contributions from over thirty diverse and experienced research supervisors, mentors, and principal investigators in the field of language teacher education. The chapters are autobiographic in nature, with each contributing author reflecting on relevant, current and innovative research topics through the lens of their own professional life and research work. Offering explicit research topics and strategies for each area of expertise, this book will serve as a useful reference for the seasoned qualitative or narrative researcher, and a helpful guide for new researchers and teacher researchers narrowing down their own research topics.
Qualitative research topics in language teacher education
Editor: Gary Barkhuizen
- Introduction: Qualitative research topics in language teacher education
- Working with doctoral dissertation writers
- Going beyond familiarity and doing the opposite in language teacher education
- Learning to teach languages
- Researching language ideologies
- Language teachers’ professional learning in China
- The impact of language teacher professional development
- Language teacher psychology research
- Emotions in language teacher education and practice
- Researching emotion in LTE
- Beliefs and emotions in language teaching and learning
- Language teacher identities in teacher education
- Understanding language teacher identities: Conceptualizations, practices and change
- Researching LTE through a Vygostkian sociocultural theoretical perspective
- Context in sociocultural theory
- Academic writing: Linking writers, readers and text content
- English L2 writing in international higher education
- Academic writing: The human side
- Critical questions in English for academic purposes
- Race in critical research
- Gender and LTE
- Researching English as an international language
- Multilingualism in (foreign) language teaching and learning
- English language teaching in multilingual contexts
- Social representations of multilingualism
- Language teacher education in study abroad contexts
- Study abroad for language teachers
- Generating action research topics
- Researching teacher research
- Teacher researchers
- Exploring issues in language and content instruction
- LTE in primary and secondary schools
- Researching task-based teaching and assessment
- Language teaching approaches
- Strategy instruction
Christine Pearson Casanave
Tan Bee Tin
Elizabeth R. Miller and Christina Gkonou
Matthew T. Prior
Ana Maria F. Barcelos
Bonny Norton and Peter De Costa
Paula R. Golombek
Christa van der Walt
Alice Chik and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer
John L. Plews
Sandra Zappa-Hollman and Patricia A. Duff
Jessie S. Barrot
"Gary Barkhuizen’s new edited collection is thoughtfully curated, illuminating, immensely useful, and welcomingly accessible. I appreciate the context and interest provided by the autobiographical sections, as well as the specificity of the advice and of the topic suggestions. This book fills a very real need, gathers a wealth of expertise in one volume, and from now on will be essential reading for scholars at any stage of their careers."
Stephanie Vandrick, University of San Francisco, USA.
"This book offers us a wide range of topics in qualitative research in language teacher education. It is an excellent introduction for graduate students who are planning research projects, language teachers who are reflecting on their teaching and trying to improve it further, and teacher educators who are designing and running teacher education programmes. It could become one of the few books you need to refer to throughout the different stages of your development as a language teaching professional."
Masaki Oda, Tamagawa University, Japan.
"This is an excellent resource for graduate students looking for research topics for their theses or dissertations. Written by established L2 scholars from around the world, each chapter provides up to date research topics within applied linguistics and language education that could form the basis for graduate students and novice L2 scholars to carry out productive research studies. I highly recommend this book!"
Willy A. Renandya, National Institute of Education, Singapore.