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Professional Development for Language Teachers

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Professional Development for Language Teachers

Professional Development for Language Teachers
Strategies for Teacher Learning

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Jack C. Richards, Thomas S. C. Farrell

English Type

American English







Date Published

May 2005

Product description

The book discusses effective teaching tools including self-monitoring, support groups, journal writing, classroom observation, teaching portfolios, analysis of critical incidents, case analysis, peer coaching, team teaching, and action research. The book begins with a conceptual framework for professional development. All chapters contain practical examples in the form of vignettes written by teachers using the techniques, as well as reflection questions to help readers apply the approach in their own teaching context.

Key features

  • Provides professional development strategies in an accessible format.
  • Moves in a logical way from individual to collaborative approaches.
  • Shows how teachers in different parts of the world have used the activities.

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