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Professional Encounters in TESOL investigates the developing discourses of English Language teachers in a variety of international contexts. By analysing how professional development takes place through participation in professional discourse, the chapters shed light on what teachers do and why they do it.
 
The book is organised in four sections, reflecting the stages in an English language teacher's career: 'Starting Out' focuses on initial teacher training, 'Becoming Experienced' looks inside their classroom, 'New Horizons' shifts the perspective to the professional development of experienced teachers, and 'Passing on Knowledge' investigates the discourses of experienced teachers as they contribute to the professional development of their peers. Each section is followed by reflections on the chapters written by a teacher from an international context at the particular stage in their professional development reflected in the section.
 
The book should have particular appeal to all those working in the area of teacher development and will also be of interest to practising teachers.


Description

Professional Encounters in TESOL investigates the developing discourses of English Language teachers in a variety of international contexts. By analysing how professional development takes place through participation in professional discourse, the chapters shed light on what teachers do and why they do it.
 
The book is organised in four sections, reflecting the stages in an English language teacher's career: 'Starting Out' focuses on initial teacher training, 'Becoming Experienced' looks inside their classroom, 'New Horizons' shifts the perspective to the professional development of experienced teachers, and 'Passing on Knowledge' investigates the discourses of experienced teachers as they contribute to the professional development of their peers. Each section is followed by reflections on the chapters written by a teacher from an international context at the particular stage in their professional development reflected in the section.
 
The book should have particular appeal to all those working in the area of teacher development and will also be of interest to practising teachers.


Contents

Notes On Contributors
Introduction: S.Garton& K.Richards
PART 1: STARTING OUT
Deconstructing the Discourse: Understanding the Trainer's Talk; F.Copland
The Design of Post-Observation Feedback; N.K.Hooton
Learning to Talk the Talk: Conversation Analysis as a Tool for Induction of Trainee Teachers; P.Seedhouse
Reflections on Starting Out; Wei Liu
PART 2: BECOMING EXPERIENCED
Teacher Beliefs and Interaction in the Language Classroom; S.Garton
Teachers Being Observed: Coming to Terms with Classroom Appraisal; A.Howard
Going Outside the Classroom; M.Morris-Adams
Reflections on Becoming Experienced; M.Tarnpichprasert
PART 3: NEW HORIZONS
Supporting Teacher Development on the Web; P.Quirke
Dialogic Features of Exploratory Research Talk; S.Mann
Making the Break: Establishing a New School; K.Richards
Reflections on New Horizons; J.Talandis Jr.
PART 4: PASSING ON THE KNOWLEDGE
Developing as a Professional in Cameroon: Challenges and Visions; K.Kuchah
Becoming a Writer: Community Membership and Discursive Literacy; S.Wharton
Discourses in Search of Coherence: A TESOL Autobiography; J.Edge
Reflections on Passing on the Knowledge; F.V. Kuloheri
Index


Authors

SUE GARTON is Academic Director of the Centre for English Language and Communication at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. She teaches on master's programmes in TESOL and on courses in English for Academic Purposes. Her main research interests are in language teacher education, classroom interaction and teaching EAP.
 
KEITH RICHARDS is an Associate Professor at Warwick University, UK. His main research interests lie in the area of professional interaction and his recent publications include Qualitative Inquiry in TESOL, Applying Conversation Analysis (edited with Paul Seedhouse), and Language and Professional Identity.