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Tue Jun 11 2002

Books: Applied Linguistics, Carol Gray

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  1. kathryn, Mentor Development in the education of Modern Language Teachers by Carol Gray

Message 1: Mentor Development in the education of Modern Language Teachers by Carol Gray

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 06:47:55 +0000
From: kathryn <>
Subject: Mentor Development in the education of Modern Language Teachers by Carol Gray

Title: Mentor Development in the Education of Modern Language Teachers
Series Title: Modern Languages in Practice 			
Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Author: Carol Gray 
Hardback: ISBN: 1853595527, Pages: 234, Price: £49.95 / US$74.95 / CAN$99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 1853595519, Pages: 234, Price: £19.95 / US$29.95 / CAN$39.95


Key Features
A collection of personal theories specific to language teaching
mentoring developed to improve the quality of education offered to
student teachers. Written by a higher education tutor, who has
personal and professional interest in understanding and improving
school-based mentoring for student teachers

This book investigates a number of case studies of language mentoring
in action with a view to prompting readers to reflect upon their own
practice as teacher educators. Recent research on mentoring, teacher
effectiveness, language teaching and language teacher education is
combined to provide a background to the case studies, helping to
illuminate general principles and issues.
CONTENTS: Introduction
Part I: The Context
1. A Local and National Context with International Implications; 
2. What Makes a Good Language Teacher?
3. Learning to be a Language Teacher; 4. The Intuitive Theoretical Mentor
Part II: Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mentoring
5. Keeping Pace with Development Through the Weekly Meetings; 
6. Providing Feedback; 
7. Towards Departmental Consistency of Good Practice in Observing Student 
8. Focusing on the Learner; 
9. Good Teachers Can Wear Turquoise Socks or When Good Mentoring is Simply 
not Enough
Part III: Mentors in Action
10. Reassuring the Student Teacher that Everyone Experiences Difficulties; 
11. Being There; 
12. Reflective Practice and Collaboration; 
13. Probing Theories in Practice; 
14. A Tutor in Action
Part IV: Towards a Better Future?

Author information 

Carol Gray joined the University of Birmingham in 1993 after 12 years
of teaching languages in comprehensive, independent and special
schools. Her development from classroom practitioner to lecturer in
education thus parallels the growth of partnership and of
mentoring. Alongside her PGCE work she teaches on Masters level
modules in MFL Curriculum Development and in Mentoring.

Lingfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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