A Study on Professional Development of Teachers of English by Yuhong Jiang

By Yuhong Jiang

This booklet bargains a complete, up to date evaluation of the new specialist advancements of lecturers of English within the western zone of China within the context of English language educating reform and instructor schooling reform. It discusses a wealth of theories, frameworks, qualitative case reports and quantitative investigations, whereas additionally overlaying various key practices which are quintessential. It equips readers with an in-depth knowing of the effect of the present curriculum reform at the advertising of academics’ cognition, feelings, attitudes and expertise in their self-development, in addition to lecturers’ corresponding efforts to replace their academic recommendations, think again their instructor roles, improve their instructing abilities, and enforce new methods to their expert development.

It is a priceless source for someone pursuing examine during this box in addition to in-service lecturers, instructor educators and schooling directors. And because it bargains useful aid for the aptitude problems and demanding situations they could come upon, it's also a must-read for the scholar lecturers of English.

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In terms of the definition of the concept of “teachers’ professional development, scholars have a variety of expositions, for example, Little and McLaughlin (1993) clearly pointed out that there are two totally different approach to research teachers’ professional development. One is to research on the process of how teachers master the complexity of teaching. This kind of research mainly pays attention to a specific method of teaching or the implementation of curriculum innovation, as well as questions like how do teachers learn to teach, how do they acquire knowledge and professional maturity and how can they keep long-term investment in work.

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With over 30 years of reform and opening up, great changes have taken place in both the quality and quantity of teachers in China, whereas the quality and quantity of foreign language teachers remain relatively weak (Liu 2001; Gong 2001), failing to meet the demand of English education, which have restricted the improvement of the overall English education level in China (Dai 2001). The difficulties and challenges lying in the cultivation and professional development of English teachers make it hard for Chinas English education to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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