Second Language Learning and Teaching

The Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development

Editors: Elsheikh, Aymen, Coombe, Christine, Effiong, Okon (Eds.)

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  • Introduces readers to essential research on the central role of LTAs in language teachers’ development
  • Provides a timely and much-needed resource on LTAs
  • Offers many research-based suggestions for concretely enhancing teachers’ professional development
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Providing a timely and much-needed resource on LTAs, the book helps readers recognize the importance and nature of teachers’ professional development, while also contributing to the process of educational change. In order to achieve a suitable level of educational and policy change, a research base for LTAs is called for. This book represents a step in the right direction, introducing readers to essential research on the central role of LTAs in language teachers’ development.

Although pre-service and in-service education programs, to be found at government and/or private institutions, are of great value, it is impossible to prepare teachers for all the challenges they will face throughout their careers. In response, many professional associations also provide a wide range of professional development activities for their teacher members.

The book will be of interest to language teachers, graduate students, teacher educators and researchers, educational leaders and policymakers, as well as teacher associations.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • The History of Language Teacher Associations

    Wheeler, Garon

    Pages 3-12

  • Examining the Organizational Structure of Language Teacher Associations: A Report on Strategic Direction and Functionality

    Uludag, Pakize

    Pages 13-24

  • Realities and Potential: English Language Teacher Associations in the 21st Century

    Mahboob, Ahmar (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Language Teacher Associations that Learn

    Reynolds, Dudley W.

    Pages 39-52

  • Engaging Future Professionals: How Language Teacher Associations Facilitate the Involvement of Student Members

    Ashcraft, Nikki

    Pages 53-68

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00967-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00966-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development
Editors
  • Aymen Elsheikh
  • Christine Coombe
  • Okon Effiong
Series Title
Second Language Learning and Teaching
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00967-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00967-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00966-3
Series ISSN
2193-7648
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 306
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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