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LINGUIST List 19.3948

Mon Dec 22 2008

Books: Applied Linguistics: Farrell (Ed)

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        1.    Janet Joyce, Novice Language Teachers: Farrell (Ed)


Message 1: Novice Language Teachers: Farrell (Ed)
Date: 21-Dec-2008
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: Novice Language Teachers: Farrell (Ed)
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Title: Novice Language Teachers
Subtitle: Insights and Perspectives for the First Year
Published: 2008
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Editor: Thomas S. C. Farrell
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845534028 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845534028 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845534035 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845534035 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 29.95
Abstract:

The first year of teaching has been characterized as a type of "reality
shock" for many language teachers. This may be because the ideals that
novice teachers formed during teacher training/education are often replaced
by the reality of school life where much of their energy has shifted to
learning how to adapt and survive in a new school culture. Although the
first year of teaching has been well documented in general education
research, not many detailed studies outlining the experiences of language
teachers in their first year of teaching have been documented in the
language education literature. This is surprising because as some scholars
have suggested, in order to establish an effective knowledge-base for
second/foreign language teacher education, language teacher educators must
have some understanding of schools and schooling and the social and
cultural contexts in which learning how to teach takes place. The purpose
of this collection is to discuss the challenges and influences novice
language teachers face when teaching in their first years. The volume
outlines several detailed case studies of the experiences second/foreign
language teachers during their first year of teaching in such diverse
contexts as the USA, Canada, Singapore, Cambodia, the UK, Italy, southern
Europe, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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