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Teacher Evaluation in Second Language Education
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TEACHER EVALUATION IN SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

PAPERBACK BY HOWARD, AMANDA; DONAGHUE, HELEN

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ISBN
9781472511829
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BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
 
 
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BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
232 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
18 DEC 2014

DESCRIPTION

Effective language learning depends on effective instruction. In order to investigate whether or not this is taking place, teachers' classroom pedagogical practices, both in-service and pre-service, are frequently monitored by means of observation and feedback. However, research indicates that although this process has potential value for teacher learning and development, there are also a number of attendant problems and it is therefore important that practitioners share their experience with others in the field in order to expand the existing knowledge base. This volume investigates participant experiences, looking beyond the materials used and examining the way in which language teachers are evaluated and supported throughout their careers. Particular attention is given to the practices and frameworks involved, outlining key approaches and discussing tools for investigation and collaboration. The book highlights the importance of the use of talk to foster reflection and teacher learning, the value of learning from experienced others and the importance of giving voice to all those involved in the process of development and evaluation.

CONTENTS

Notes on Contributors Transcription Conventions Acknowledgements Introduction, Helen Donaghue and Amanda Howard Part 1: Key Approaches 1. Reflective dimensions of CPD: supporting self-evaluation and peer-evaluation, Steve Mann and Steve Walsh 2. Mentoring for teacher evaluation and development, Leonardo A. Mercado and Steve Mann 3. Observing for feedback: a counselling perspective, Mick Randall Part 2: Tools for Investigation and Collaboration 4. From bit to whole: reframing feedback dialogue through critical incidents, Radhika Iyer-O'Sullivan 5. Artifacts in scaffolding the construction of teaching knowledge, Marion Engin 6 .A system for teacher evaluation, Phil Quirke Part 3: Focus on Discourse 7. Differences between supervisors' espoused feedback styles and their discourse in post observation meetings, Helen Donaghue 8. Evaluative talk in feedback conferences, Fiona Copland 9. Student teacher placements: a critical commentary, Neil Hunt Part 4: Participant Responses 10. Evaluating experienced teachers, Mick King 11. Reflective peer observation accounts: what do they reveal?, Wayne Trotman 12. Giving voice to participants in second language education, Amanda Howard Index