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Increasing numbers of Asian international students are choosing to undertake their tertiary studies in English-speaking countries. The article explored the concerns of 20 Asian pre-service teachers before and after their practicum in Australian schools. Language barriers and cultural differences were identified concerns before the practicum.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009
This research sheds light on the realities for teachers who have small numbers of EAL students in their mainstream classes, and the factors that influence their practice decisions with regard to these students. The inquiry was undertaken in four primary schools in the central North Island of New Zealand. In each school, 1 teacher in a Year 1-2 class and 1 in a Year 5-6 class participated in the research. The 8 class teachers had a range of general and EAL teaching experience. It was found that some teachers generated strategies for EAL students within the context of regular class instruction, whereas others worked with individual EAL students within the class.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009
The article investigates the current educational context in South Korea and the policy and practice issues that arise within this context regarding teacher education in English as a second language.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2009
In 1997, English became a compulsory subject in Korean elementary schools. The education of English teachers for the elementary school was accelerated. This article is based on the actual situation promoting English education. It explores the characteristics of English education vis-a-vis the Japanese situation, which is said to lag behind Korea's.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2009
The Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and In-Class Questioning Behaviors of English Language Teaching Students
It is important that trainee teachers in the faculties of education should develop their critical thinking skills so that they can meet the expectations and needs of their profession. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between critical thinking skills and in-class questioning behaviors of English Language Teaching (ELT) students at the Faculty of Education at Mugla University.The data suggest that the questions asked by the students of the higher critical thinking score group are not questions that clarify unclear points, but questions asked out of curiosity, to remove the uncertainties, and to lead people to think profoundly.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
The paper examines the long-term effectiveness of in-service teacher training courses for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in the Greek educational context.The data are discussed in relation to strategies for optimizing teacher training services. Furthermore, implications are drawn for the implementation of change in a broader educational context.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009
In this study, the authors examine instances of future-oriented talk produced by novice English as-a-second-language (ESL) teachers during mentoring meetings in one North American university setting. Context-specific functions of future-oriented discourse (e.g., planning, prediction) are examined in relation to reflective thinking and teacher identity.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2009
This article explores how beginning teachers use and learn from curriculum materials. As part of a longitudinal study of beginning English teachers who teach in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the researchers tracked teachers’ responses to and use of materials over time, and how these materials shaped their classroom practice. The authors found that the teachers spent an enormous amount of time searching out curriculum materials for their classes and that the curriculum materials they encountered did, indeed, powerfully shape their ideas about teaching language arts as well as their classroom practice.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2009
From a sociocultural perspective, teacher identity is constructed in relation to others, including other teachers and students. Drawing on positioning theory and the concept of investment, this study analyzed the case of a secondary English teacher who negotiated his teacher identity in relation to English language learners (ELLs). Findings indicated that the teacher made an investment in ELLs' identity by positioning them as like any other student.
Updated: Jan. 05, 2009
Co-Teaching at the Pre-Service Level-Special Education Majors Collaborate with English Education Majors
General education and special education teacher candidates lack experience in collaborating with each other as colleagues; however, upon graduating and entering their own classrooms, most are expected to know how to provide services to students with disabilities in the general classroom. This study describes the efforts of two professors, one in special education and the other in English education, to have their students participate in a collaborative and consultative relationship with each other at the pre-service level.
Updated: Dec. 29, 2008