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ERIC Number: EJ1118422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Influences on Preservice Writing Instruction during the Secondary English as an Additional Language Practicum in Australia
Nguyen, Minh Hue; Brown, Jill
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v41 n8 Article 5 p84-101 Aug 2016
Informed by a sociocultural perspective on second language teacher education, the present qualitative study investigates three preservice teachers' (PSTs) writing instruction during the English as an Additional Language (EAL) practicum in Australian secondary schools in relation to the multidimensional context of the practicum and the PSTs' personal backgrounds. Sources of data included individual interviews with the PSTs and their school mentors, lesson plans and recordings, teaching materials, the PSTs' self-reflections, and analysis of the schools' EAL programs. Data analysis revealed that the main factors shaping PSTs' writing instruction included the EAL programs at the schools, school teachers and the mentors support, EAL students' background, proficiency levels and responses to tasks, and the PSTs' knowledge, prior education and work experiences. Based on the findings, the paper discusses implications for enhancing the quality of EAL teacher education, especially for promoting productive coursework and placement experiences for PSTs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A