The European Language Teacher: Recent Trends and Future Developments in Teacher Education

Michael Grenfell, Michael Kelly, Diana Jones

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    This book describes the European language teacher of tomorrow. Based on a European Union-commissioned study of 32 countries, it sets out the current provision of language teacher training, focusing on inservice and preservice training. Fifteen case studies of innovation and good practice are included. Four chapters look at: (1) "Contexts for Addressing Language Teacher Training" (policy, theoretical, language teaching and learning, and social and professional contexts); (2) "Current Provision in Language Teacher Training" (languages taught and preservice and inservice training); (3) "Case Studies of Good Practice" (e.g., bilingual education, primary intercultural teacher training, online consultancy, action research, primary languages initiative, Teaching and Learning Languages Enhanced by New Technologies, teaching practice portfolios, and reflexivity in training); and (4) "Furthering Good Practice" (analysis of training needs, recommendations for action, professional profile of the European language teacher, and portrait of the European Language Teacher). Study methodology is appended. (Contains 38 references.) (SM)
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherPeter Lang
    Number of pages279
    ISBN (Print)082046886X
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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