ERIC Number: ED481002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Professional Development of Highly Experienced and Less Experienced Teachers: Meeting Diverse Needs.
Bernhardt, Elizabeth B.
This chapter discusses the dilemma of trying to provide professional development opportunities to teaching staff members who populate radically different conceptual spaces vis-a-vis language teaching. One portion of the teaching staff may have been teaching for 25 years and may not have any knowledge of second language acquisition and research findings derived from it, while a younger group of teaching staff may have very different expectations about how to approach teaching and learning. These two conceptual spaces set the stage for a potentially explosive and divisive teaching staff configuration. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Mentoring Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series in Annual Volumes; see FL 027 839.