The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education provides an accessible, authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date resource of English language teacher education. With an overview of historical issues, theoretical frameworks and current debates, this handbook provides unique insights into a range of teacher education contexts, focusing on key issues relating to teacher and learner priorities, language and communication, current practices, reflective practice, and research.
Key features include:
- a cross-section of current theories, practices and issues, providing readers with a resource that can be used in a variety of contexts;
- the use of data, transcripts and tasks to highlight and illustrate a range of practices, including examples of ‘best practice’;
- ‘snapshots’ of ELTE from a number of contexts taken from all around the world; and
- examples of current technological advances, contemporary thinking on reflective practice, and insights gained from recent research.
This wide-ranging and international collection of chapters has been written by leading experts in the field. The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education is sure to be core reading for students, researchers and educators in applied linguistics, TESOL and language education. Steve Walsh is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK, and visiting professor at Hong Kong University.
He has been involved in English language teaching and teacher education for more than 30 years in a range of overseas contexts. His research interests include classroom discourse, teacher development, and second language teacher education. Steve Mann (Associate Professor) currently works at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK. He has experience in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe in both English language teaching and teacher development. Steve supervises a research group of PhD students ho are investigating teachers’ education and development. His research interests include action research, reflective practice, classroom discourse, and the role of video in language teacher education.