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ERIC Number: EJ914883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Empowering Teachers through Professional Development
Murray, Alice
English Teaching Forum, v48 n1 p2-11 2010
Professional development is an ongoing process, one that evolves as teachers assess and reexamine their teaching beliefs and practices. This article highlights some reasons for teachers to pursue professional development. It also suggests techniques that help teachers feel empowered and motivated in their English language classrooms. She includes information about how some teachers actually put these ideas into practice; such information might help teachers decide which strategy or method best suits them and their teaching situation. Some of the approaches described in this article can be pursued individually while others prove to be more beneficial if done collectively. Some activities can be done informally (journals, study groups, etc.) and some follow more traditional formats. It is worth noting that all of the activities described are low-cost options.
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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