Early Language Learning and Teacher Education

Early Language Learning and Teacher Education PDF Author: Subhan Zein
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1788922670
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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Book Description
Language teacher education is widely identified as one of the most important areas that needs addressing in order to improve early language instruction, yet research into teacher education for early language teachers remains relatively sparse. This volume responds to this gap by compiling studies with diverse methodological tenets from a wide range of geographical and educational contexts around the world. The volume aims to enhance understanding of early language teacher education as well as to address the need to prepare early language teachers and assist them in their professional development. The chapters focus on the complexity of teacher learning, innovations in mentoring and teacher supervision, strategies in programme development and perceptions, and knowledge and assessment in early language learning teacher education. The volume offers comprehensive coverage of the field by addressing various aspects of teacher education in different languages. The contributions highlight examples of research into current practice in the professional enhancement of early language learning teachers, but with an emphasis on the implications for practitioners.

Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching

Integrating Assessment into Early Language Learning and Teaching PDF Author: Danijela Prošić-Santovac
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1788924835
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 296

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The volume unites research and practice on integrating language learning, teaching and assessment at preschool and early school age. It includes chapters written by experts in the field who have studied some of the very youngest (pre-primary) children through to those up to the age of 12, in a variety of private and state contexts across Europe. The collection makes a much-needed contribution to the subject of appropriate assessment for children with the focus of many chapters being classroom-based assessment, particularly formative assessment, or the case for developing assessment skills in relation to even the youngest children. As a whole, the book provides useful case study insights for policymakers, teacher educators, researchers and postgraduate students with interest in or responsibility for how children are assessed in their language learning. It also provides practical ideas for practitioners who wish to implement greater integration of assessment and learning in their own contexts.

Early Language Learning Policy in the 21st Century

Early Language Learning Policy in the 21st Century PDF Author: Subhan Zein
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030762513
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 317

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Book Description
This volume analyses the policymaking, expectations, implementation, progress, and outcomes of early language learning in various education policy contexts worldwide. The contributors to the volume are international researchers specialising in language policy and early language learning and their contributions aim to advance scholarship on early language learning policies and inform policymaking at the global level. The languages considered include learning English as a second language in primary schools in Japan, Mexico, Serbia, Argentina, and Tanzania; Spanish language education in the US and Australia; Arabic as a second language in Israel and Bangladesh; Chinese in South America and Oceania; and finally, early German teaching and learning in France and the UK.

Political, Pedagogical and Research Insights into Early Language Education

Political, Pedagogical and Research Insights into Early Language Education PDF Author: Hacer Hande Uysal
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527561917
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 191

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This book represents a valuable contribution to current discussions on teaching languages to young learners. It offers new perspectives from around the world about macro- and micro-language planning and policies, theories and research, and pedagogical suggestions regarding teaching languages to young learners. The volume offers comprehensive coverage of topics touching upon important aspects of the cognitive and social learning processes of young learners, the current situation of early language teacher education, and primary-level classroom practices. It begins with a discussion of planning and policies around the world with regards to teaching languages to children, before presenting a review of theoretical frameworks and offering research-based studies that test these theories. It will be of interest to policymakers, program designers, researchers, teacher trainers, and teachers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students of Foreign Language Education and TESOL programs at universities.

Assessment for Learning in Primary Language Learning and Teaching

Assessment for Learning in Primary Language Learning and Teaching PDF Author: Maria Britton
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1800410662
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 216

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This volume provides a detailed account of the practical use of Assessment for Learning (AfL) in primary language classrooms. It gives an in-depth account of the ways in which eight experienced primary language teachers incorporated this type of assessment into their practice and discusses the possible impact of AfL on primary language learning. Key themes discussed in the volume include the relationship between AfL and language learning in childhood, which assessment methods are appropriate for primary-aged language learners, which methods support learner agency and engagement in the learning processes, and possible paths for future action, with a focus on implementation and researching AfL in primary language contexts. The findings of this book are relevant to global contexts and it will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of language education, language assessment and teacher education, as well as to primary and language teachers and school leaders.

Facing Diversity in Child Foreign Language Education

Facing Diversity in Child Foreign Language Education PDF Author: Joanna Rokita-Jaśkow
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030660222
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 326

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This edited book uses the concept of diversity in child foreign language education as a major organizing principle. Since a foreign language, most typically English, is taught globally to an increasing number of children, the variability in the process and varied learning outcomes are inescapable phenomena. This book has been constructed on the premise that heterogeneity, first, concerns young language learners, who due to the disparity in the pace of development need appropriately tailored educational solutions, and, second, it refers to a diversity of contexts in which learning takes place. The contexts can be defined on a macroscale (e.g. different countries), mesoscale (e.g. different institutions), and microscale (e.g. specific learner groups). The book consists of four thematic strands. In Part One the learner-internal causes of heterogeneity of young language learners are clarified. Part Two presents a sample of classroom studies in which learner variables, such as gender, learner preferences, and special needs are taken into account. Part Three looks at teaching materials and how they meet learners’ needs. Finally, Part Four highlights diversity issues that teachers should be prepared to face.

English for Young Learners in Asia

English for Young Learners in Asia PDF Author: Subhan Zein
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1000618889
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 214

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In the first book to concentrate on teacher education for English for young learners (EYL) teachers in Asia, Zein and Butler offer a comprehensive coverage of teacher education by addressing various issues and recent developments such as programme evaluation, knowledge base, practicum, classroom discourse, needs analysis, and policy on teacher education. The world’s rapidly changing political, social, economic, and educational landscapes in the 21st century have been distinctively characterized by an increasing number of children who are learning English globally at younger ages. This book tackles the challenges and complexities surrounding teacher education by examining the policies and practices of primary English language teacher education in a variety of educational contexts, namely Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and South Korea. Using a variety of data collection methods like interviews, reflective journals, and questionnaires, the content delves into the different strategies and initiatives that have been implemented or proposed to improve teacher education. A vital read for academics and students in the fields of early language learning, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Applied Linguistics, Educational Linguistics, English Language Education, and comparative education studies, as well as teacher educators aiming to advance the teaching of English in Asia and beyond.

Models of Mentoring in Language Teacher Education

Models of Mentoring in Language Teacher Education PDF Author: Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319441515
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 215

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This volume examines the theoretical and practical issues related to mentoring/peer mentoring as a support and development strategy for both pre-service and in-service language teachers, and thereby offers a practical and empirical introduction to the field. A stimulating and thorough examination of mentoring and peer mentoring, integrating theory and practice as applied in language teacher education in an Asian specific context. The author discusses findings from a variety of qualitative and quantitative research studies in the light of previous research and in the context of teacher learning theories. Teachers, teacher educators, teacher trainers, supervisory coordinators and administrators will find practical advice, while the volume will be a valuable source of research information for researchers in teacher education and EFL teacher education, in particular for those who wish to employ mentoring or peer mentoring as an approach to teachers’ professional development.

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education PDF Author: Myint Swe Khine
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 981169785X
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 992

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This comprehensive book presents emerging research findings and promising reform practices in the field of teacher education, curriculum, assessment, teaching and learning approaches, pedagogical innovations, and professional development in educating the next generation of globally competent students. It reflects the current trends and highlights contemporary teacher education programs in twenty greater Asian countries and regions. It offers insight into improving teacher education in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The handbook contains chapters written by experienced international teacher educators who draw on their experience and expertise to perennial issues and formidable challenges in teacher preparation and meaningful school reforms. This volume is a valuable resource and essential companion for teacher educators, faculty members, staff developers, trainee teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, school leaders, policy-makers, and professional learning communities to refresh their knowledge and improve their understanding. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in evolving issues in teacher education.

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Education

Critical Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Education PDF Author: Ithel Jones
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641137428
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 249

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Book Description
In recent years there have been significant changes in education across the globe, largely as a result of changing demographics, technological developments, and increased globalization. Relatedly, the changing needs of societies and families, along with new research findings, provide new directions in early childhood education. Consequently, early childhood teachers today are faced with higher and more complex expectations to help ensure that their students achieve their full potential. Such expectations suggest that early childhood teachers should be professionals who are able to draw on a robust knowledge base in making educational decisions. It follows that teacher education programs should develop and implement innovative programs that can potentially enhance the quality of our future teachers. An awareness of pressing issues in the field of early childhood teacher education led the editors to develop this volume. The chapters in these two volumes bring together scholars from across the US and the globe who are interested in improving the quality of early childhood teacher education. The chapters present their experiences, perspectives, and lessons learned as they addressed some of the challenging issues concerning the education and preparation of future early childhood teachers. The various issues and perspectives from different states in the US or countries across the globe provide insights into current issues and dilemmas facing the field. The contributions of these scholars should inform the discourse on early childhood teacher education and help those who work with preservice teachers improve the quality of their work.