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Title: Researching Language Teaching and Learning
Subtitle: An Integration of Practice and Theory
Edited By: Tatsuhiro Yoshida
Hiroyuki Imai
Yoshiyuki Nakata
Description:

Never in the recent history of foreign language education have we seen so
much earnest concern for the philosophies which underlie research methods.
The primary force behind this concern has been the rise of a socio-cultural
paradigm in foreign language education from which new ways of integrating
teaching theory and practice are emerging.

All but one of the papers collected in this volume were presented and
discussed at the international seminar Understanding the Language Classroom
and New Directions for Language Teaching Research held in Kobe, Japan, from
14 to 17 March 2007.

The volume has reframed research accounts of classroom and learner issues
by clarifying the powerful connections between philosophically different
families of both recently developed and conventional research practices:
Exploratory Practice, Action Research, Narrative Inquiry, Learner Autonomy,
and Strategy-based Language Learning.

Contents:

Dick Allwright: Inclusive Practitioner Research: Why We Need It and What
Exploratory Practice Offers

Judith Hanks: Inclusivity and Collegiality in Exploratory Practice

Assia Slimani-Rolls: Complexity and Idiosyncrasy of Classroom Life

Inés K. Miller: 'Puzzle-driven' Language Teacher Development: The
Contribution of Exploratory Practice

Craig Smith: Developing a New English for Academic Purposes Course:
Administrator-Teacher-Student Collaboration

Akira Tajino: Understanding Life in the Language Classroom: A Systemic
Approach

Viljo Kohonen: Reflection, Interaction and Authenticity: Towards
Transformative Professionalism in Foreign Language Teacher Education

Kathleen Graves: Collaborating for Autonomy in Teaching and Learning

Yongsuk Kim, Jaehyuk Kim, Maria Oh, Seonho Park, Kyusoo Sun: Development of
an Elementary English Teacher Education Program

Naoko Aoki: A Small-Scale Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Development

Shinichiro Yokomizo: EAR Approach: An Attempt to Increase Opportunities for
Reflection

Yoshiyuki Nakata: The Teacher as a Motivation Researcher

Ken Tamai: Confucianism as Cultural Constraint and its Effect on Japanese
Self-expressiveness

Leo Van Lier: Perception in Language Learning

Ernesto Macaro: Teacher Code-Switching in L2 Classrooms: Exploring 'Optimal
Use'

Osamu Takeuchi: Learning from Good Language Learners in a Specific Context

Akiko Takagi: Promoting Learner Autonomy in a Reading Class

Rieko Tokunaga: Reflection in Foreign Language Learning: A Study of EFL
High School Students

Yuan Yuan: Identity (re)Formation in a Study-Abroad Context: The Case of a
Chinese Learner of Japanese.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039115340
ISBN-13: 9783039115341
Pages: 396
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