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ERIC Number: EJ1001896
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Mind the Gap: How a Project in Alberta Attempted to Narrow the Gap between Classroom Teachers and Language Education Research
Light, Justine; Gnida, Sara
TESL Canada Journal, v30 n1 p139-150 Win 2012
This article presents the development, rollout, and subsequent uptake of the Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language (ATESL) document Best Practices for "Adult English as a Second Language (ESL)/Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Programming" in the light of literature on teacher engagement with second-language acquisition and teaching research. The first part of the Best Practices project was designed to develop a set of best practice statements of principle developed in collaboration with language education experts in Alberta and through the professional literature, as well as with ESL teachers across the province. In the second part of the project, we facilitated the uptake of the principles by teachers and administrators throughout Alberta. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada