ERIC Number: ED415693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Where Are We Now? Trends, Teachers, and Classroom Research.
Griffee, Dale T.
A survey of 55 officers (39 male and 16 female) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) investigated their perceptions of the current trends in second language teaching. A list of 15 trends in both classroom approach and discipline development was identified from the language teaching literature, and respondents were asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed with those trends. Results for each trend are graphed. In summary, these leaders see themselves as both globally and locally concerned about language teaching, and as a group of teachers who are in the process of becoming a profession and of setting their own agenda. A number of additional trends were identified by respondents, some of which, it is contended, appear contradictory and require clarification. Contains 46 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Japan