ERIC Number: EJ843462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Reference Count: 4
Developing Professional Standards for Accomplished Language Teachers
Liddicoat, Anthony J.
Babel, v40 n3 p4-6, 38 Feb 2006
The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) has recently developed a set of professional standards for accomplished language teachers. Standards of teaching are statements of values about the processes of teaching, learning, and knowing, and of the practices of those who teach languages and cultures. These standards were developed by the AFMLTA to reflect the profession's understanding of what it values in the accomplished teaching of languages and cultures. The standards are designed to describe accomplished teachers of languages and cultures. They reflect an ideal for the teaching of languages and cultures to which teachers should aspire. Teachers can, therefore, use them to understand and to develop their own professional practice. The standards are intended to benefit teachers at all levels of schooling as signposts for ongoing professional learning and as a resource for evaluating their own and practice as they reflect on their work as teachers.
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Foreign Countries, Standards, Faculty Development, Cultural Awareness, Culture, Standard Setting, Language Proficiency, Teacher Qualifications
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia. Tel: +61-29351-2022; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.afmlta.asn.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia