Educational Leadership

Author: Bruce Anthony Jones
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567504897
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Emphasizes research on key educational policy issues that will have bearing on the way education is delivered in the new millenium.

Aausc 2011 Volume Educating The Future Foreign Language Professoriate For The 21st Century

Author: Heather Willis Allen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133312780
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Emphasizing the importance of educating the future professoriate for the foreign language profession, this volume presents pedagogical and theoretical frameworks for graduate student development that respond to the changing landscape in the field. Specifically, the volume advances professional development models and practices that take into account the longitudinal nature of teacher education. In doing so, it questions existing educational paradigms that have not prepared graduate students adequately to address the challenges of becoming successful teacher-scholars. The volume provides the reader with specific examples from the field that explore the implications of the latest research on language use, literacy, instructional technology, and curriculum design for graduate student teacher development and gives concrete suggestions for implementing a sustainable and coherent approach to teacher education that addresses the complex components of foreign language study in higher education. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Variability And Stability In Foreign And Second Language Learning Contexts

Author: Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443847119
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This book contains a wide spectrum of topics organized within a relatively fixed framework of Applied Linguistics theory and practice, revolving around the concepts of stability and variability that capture the dynamic nature of the phenomena characterizing language, learning and teaching. The primary strength of individual chapters lies in the fact that the vast majority report original empirical studies carried out in diverse second/foreign language learning contexts – investigating interesting issues across various nationalities, ages, educational and professional groups of language learners, and teachers. The issues under scrutiny entail the ‘classic’ recurrent topics related to language learning and teaching, such as communicative competence, input, orality and literacy, learner characteristics and strategies, and teacher development – to mention just a few. In addition, ‘recent arrivals,’ to borrow a marketing metaphor, are also present, as the authors consider learning and teaching implications resulting from the status of English as a language of international communication, and discuss related concepts of intercultural competence along with language learners’ identity and creativity. The multilingual and multicultural contributors to the present volume are researchers – foreign and second language learners and teachers themselves – who offer the reader a range of methodological designs that have been successfully used in Applied Linguistics research. The framework of stability and variability suggests that changes leading to progress and development derive from stable foundations that account for the sense of continuity and belonging in applied linguists’ communities of practice.

Designing Tasks In Secondary Education

Author: Ian Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317627164
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Engaging students in learning about their subject is a central concern for all teachers and teacher educators. How teachers view and use the pedagogic potential of different tasks to engage pupils with knowledge in different subjects, is central to this endeavour. Designing Tasks in Secondary Education explores models for effective task design, helping you translate the curriculum into the tasks and activities that you ask your students to do in order to facilitate developmental or higher-level understanding of curriculum content. Written by experts in the field of education from a range of subjects and including a foreword written by renowned author Professor Walter Doyle, this book spans an international context and offers a refreshing alternative of how to plan and design tasks that will not only intellectually stimulate but improve teaching quality. Key topics explored include: Designing tasks which engage learners with knowledge Policy perspectives on task design Designing cognitively demanding classroom tasks Task design issues in the secondary subjects Designing Tasks in Secondary Education offers essential insight into task design and its importance for enhancing subject understanding and student engagement. It will challenge and support all education professionals concerned with issues of curriculum design, subject knowledge, classroom organisation, agency in the learning process and teaching quality.

Ijer Vol 14 N2

Author: International Journal of Educational Reform
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475816413
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The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research. IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators with decision-making roles and policymakers at all levels turn since it provides a broad-based conversation between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world. Readers can call on IJER to learn from an international group of reform implementers by discovering what they can do that has actually worked. IJER can also help readers to understand the pitfalls of current reforms in order to avoid making similar mistakes. Finally, it is the mission of IJER to help readers to learn about key issues in school reform from movers and shakers who help to study and shape the power base directing educational reform in the U.S. and the world.

Teaching And Learning Foreign Languages

Author: Nicola McLelland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131723023X
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Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages provides a comprehensive history of language teaching and learning in the UK from its earliest beginnings to the year 2000. McLelland offers the first history of the social context of foreign language education in Britain, as well as an overview of changing approaches, methods and techniques in language teaching and learning. The important impact of classroom-external factors on developments in language teaching and learning is also taken into account, particularly regarding the policies and public examination requirements of the 20th century. Beginning with a chronological overview of language teaching and learning in Britain, McLelland explores which languages were learned when, why and by whom, before examining the social history of language teaching and learning in greater detail, addressing topics including the status that language learning and teaching have held in society. McLelland also provides a history of how languages have been taught, contrasting historical developments with current orthodoxies of language teaching. Experiences outside school are discussed with reference to examples from adult education, teach-yourself courses and military language learning. Providing an accessible, authoritative history of language education in Britain, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages will appeal to academics and postgraduate students engaged in the history of education and language learning across the world. The book will also be of interest to teacher educators, trainee and practising teachers, policymakers and curriculum developers.

Self And Identity In Adolescent Foreign Language Learning

Author: Dr. Florentina Taylor
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783090014
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This book explores the role of identity in adolescent foreign language learning to provide evidence that an identity-focused approach can make a difference to achievement in education. It uses both in-depth exploratory interviews with language learners and a cross-sectional survey to provide a unique glimpse into the identity dynamics that learners need to manage in their interaction with contradictory relational contexts (e.g. teacher vs. classmates; parents vs. friends), and that appear to impair their perceived competence and declared achievement in language learning. Furthermore, this work presents a new model of identity which incorporates several educational psychology theories (e.g. self-discrepancy, self-presentation, impression management), developmental theories of adolescence and principles of foreign language teaching and learning. This book gives rise to potentially policy-changing insights and will be of importance to those interested in the relationship between self, identity and language teaching and learning.

Corrective Feedback In Second Language Teaching And Learning

Author: Hossein Nassaji
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317219937
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Bringing together current research, analysis, and discussion of the role of corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning, this volume bridges the gap between research and pedagogy by identifying principles of effective feedback strategies and how to use them successfully in classroom instruction. By synthesizing recent works on a range of related themes and topics in this area and integrating them into a single volume, it provides a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, teachers, and teacher educators in various contexts who seek to enhance their skills and to further their understanding in this key area of second language education.

Encyclopedia Of Language And Education

Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792347132
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This volume covers basic fields of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language; both macro- and micro-domains are presented in the fields of language teaching, minority languages, and problems of language acquisition, as well as practical issues of curricula planning and textbook writing.