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ERIC Number: ED370359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 13
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Models and the Knowledge Base of Second Language Teacher Education.
Day, Richard R.
This article examines two aspects of preservice English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher education programs: (1) the knowledge base or information that students must learn; and (2) the way or ways in which the knowledge is delivered to students. The knowledge base includes content knowledge, pedagogic knowledge, pedagogic content knowledge, and support knowledge. Methods of delivering this knowledge to students include the apprentice-expert model, the rationalist model, the case studies model, and the integrative model, which combines aspects of all three approaches. It is argued that there is an overemphasis on the rationalist model in second language teacher education, and that student teachers and teacher educators would be best served by the integrative model of teacher education. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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