ERIC Number: EJ542856
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
A Discourse Approach to the Study of Language Educators' Coherence Systems.
Modern Language Journal, v81 n1 p6-14 Spr 1997
Proposes a discourse-based approach to analysis of coherence in the teaching philosophies of language instructors. Background is provided by the reflective practice model, which highlights social ontology and personal appropriation of foreign language teaching expertise. An exploratory study confirms the utility of examining conceptual metaphors and folklinguistic theories in teachers' philosophies and suggest an iterative process of teacher development. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "How Language Teaching Is Constructed."