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ERIC Number: EJ1005146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0155-0640
"Qualified"? A Framework for Comparing ELT Teacher Preparation Courses
Stanley, Phiona; Murray, Neil
Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, v36 n1 p102-115 2013
There is no standard via which to measure the "qualified" English language teacher in a way that is meaningful to institutions seeking to employ teaching staff. This is significant given that candidates may differ markedly in their language competence, knowledge about language, methodological skills and ability to explain and justify their praxis and operate in intercultural spaces. In this article, we propose a framework, based on Bourdieu's (1986) "forms of capital", with a view to helping stakeholders articulate and evaluate teachers' skills. To demonstrate how this framework might be used, we apply it to two English language teacher qualifications that have wide professional currency: CELTA courses and Masters degrees in ELT/Applied Linguistics. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A