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LINGUIST List 19.3543

Thu Nov 20 2008

Books: Applied Linguistics: Borg

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        1.    Luke Roberts, Teacher Cognition and Language Education: Borg

Message 1: Teacher Cognition and Language Education: Borg
Date: 17-Nov-2008
From: Luke Roberts <lrobertscontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Teacher Cognition and Language Education: Borg
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Title: Teacher Cognition and Language Education
Subtitle: Research and Practice
Published: 2008
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Simon Borg
Paperback: ISBN: 1847063330 9781847063335 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 1847063330 9781847063335 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

The study of teacher cognition - what teachers think, know and believe -
and of its relationship to teachers' classroom practices has become a key
theme in the field of language teaching and teacher education. This new in
paperback volume provides a timely discussion of the research which now
exists on language teacher cognition.

The first part of the book considers what is known about the cognitions of
pre-service and practicing teachers, and focuses specifically on teachers'
cognitions in teaching grammar, reader and writing. The second part of the
book evaluates a range of research methods which have been used in the
study of language teacher cognition and provides a framework for continuing
research in this fascinating field. This comprehensive yet accessible
account will be relevant to researchers, teacher educators and curriculum
managers working in language education contexts.

Dr Simon Borg is Reader in TESOL at the School of Education, University of
Leeds, UK.

"[This] book is clearly a timely publication which is bound to have a
considerable impact on research, teacher training and actual reading...
Given the complexity and diversity of teacher cognition research and the
multiplicity of perspectives it draws upon, the book is surprisingly easy
to read, which is the outcome of both its accessible style and the way all
the chapters are orgnasied...the book easily lends itself to being used in
BA and MA programmes... a landmark publication... it provides a good
starting point not only for those directly involved in teacher education
and development but also for scholars dealing with other aspects of
language teaching."
- Miroslaw Pawlak, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland, Regional
Language Centre Journal

"The study of teacher cognition - what teachers think, know and believe -
is an important area in professional development…This book is a valuable
addition to the resource collection of teachers who want to understand
their own thought and belief processes and of professional developers who
would like to work more effectively with teachers."
- CAELA Currents, August 2007.

"Borg has done the field of language teacher education a tremendous service
by mapping out and establishing a sense of coherence for the research that
exists to date on language teacher cognition. This book will most certainly
be a widely read resource that both new and established researchers and
language teacher educators will cite as evidence of where the field of
language teacher cognition has come, as they seek to move that field forward."
- Linguistics and Education, Karen Johnson, The Pennsylvania State
University, USA.

"The book is a robust critique of teacher cognition research drawing on 180
published sources on the subject and covering a thirty-year period … This
is an invaluable resource book for language teacher cognition research and
practice, and language education."
- Educational Review, Tope Omoniyi, Roehampton University, UK.

"Borg has compiled research in several areas of teacher cognition and
produced an extremely readable and insightful examination of that research.
His work is valuable to teacher educators, researchers, professional
developers and teachers. The scope … is immense. He has masterfully brought
together much research on language teacher cognition, summarised and
analysed it, and organised it so that a reader can easily learn what it
tell us, what questions it has answered and what questions remain. The text
is immeasurably beneficial for teachers, teacher educators, researchers,
and professional developers."
- Language & Education, Kirtsen Schaetzel, Center for Applied Linguistics,
Washington, DC, USA.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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