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ERIC Number: ED369283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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"Process vs. Product" in Language Teacher Education - Shifting the Focus of Course Design.
Parker, Ray
In a discussion of language teacher education, specifically that of native English-speakers to teach English as a Second Language, it is argued that a balance must be found between process-oriented and product-oriented training. It is suggested that this sector of language teacher education has been heavily conditioned to a product-centered approach, which should be re-examined in the current fast-changing context of education. Distinctions between process- and product-focus in teacher training are examined briefly, and some changes in a popular British product-centered course to reflect a process-oriented approach are described. The changes made include both fine-tuning to established procedures and more fundamental revisions. Finally, the elements in preservice teacher education course design that typify process- and product-oriented approaches are summarized. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)