ERIC Number: EJ821449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
The Implications of the Teacher Educator's Ideological Role for the English Language Teaching System in Oman
Al-Issa, Ali S. M.
Teaching Education, v16 n4 p337-348 Dec 2005
Teacher trainers/educators (the two terms will be used interchangeably) at the pre-service level are important agents and influential raw models for their trainee teachers. They can contribute positively to the student teacher's socialization process via the progressive training modes they adopt, the informed decisions they make, the critical reflection and analytical thinking abilities they demonstrate, and the epistemic power and experience they possess and exhibit. In rigidly centralized and hegemonic educational systems, like Oman for instance, educators should be in a position to equip their prospective teachers with theoretical and practical tools to help them become efficient agents of change.
Descriptors: Socialization, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Role Models, Role Perception, Teacher Role, English (Second Language), Interviews, Content Analysis, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Best Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oman