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ERIC Number: EJ1096453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Language Teacher Associations: Key Themes and Future Directions
Paran, Amos
ELT Journal, v70 n2 p127-136 Apr 2016
This article presents the themes that emerge from this Special Issue on language teacher associations (LTAs). I discuss various conceptualizations of LTAs, as well as the different theoretical frameworks which the contributors to the Special Issue use in their analyses. I then focus on some of the ways in which LTAs achieve their mission of providing continuing professional development (CPD) to language teachers. I discuss the importance of conferences for LTAs as a crucial space for CPD, as a valuable membership benefit, and as a space for initiating change. Throughout, I point out the implications of the various contributions to this Special Issue for LTAs themselves, for researchers, and for ELT practitioners who are members of LTAs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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