Language Teacher Education
By Jon Roberts
Routledge – 1997 – 352 pages
'Language Teacher Education' is an introduction to language teacher training and development for teachers and providers in pre-service and in-service programmes. The text outlines the main theories of human learning and applies them to teacher education. Based on a broadly social constructivist perspective, it suggests a framework for planning pre-service and in-service programmes, and is illustrated both with case studies from a range of training situations around the world and appendices containing teacher education materials.
Language Teacher Education is intended to inform readers' practical decisions and to help them build their own theories of teacher learning.
This is an excellent book - comprehensive, thorough, balanced, clearly presented, well-informed and up-to-date…it is the most thorough and balanced account of language teacher education that I have read.
Mike Wallace, University of Edinburgh, UK
…promises to be rewarding for teachers in training and those responsible for training them…also of considerable value to individual teachers, or indeed groups of teachers, who wish to take a little time to think about what they are doing, why they are doing it and what they might like to consider doing differently in the future.
Martin von Schilling
Part 1 Foundations - Overview
How do teachers learn?
What is effective teaching?
Part 2 Initial teacher training: Introduction
Case studies in IT
Components of the IT course design
Further issues in IT
Part 3 INSET - Introduction
Components of the INSET course design
Part 4 A look ahead