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ERIC Number: EJ982413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Development of Teaching Beliefs and the Focus of Change in the Process of Pre-Service ESL Teacher Education
Tang, Eunice Lai-Yiu; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Chun, Cecilia Ka-Wai
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n5 p90-107 May 2012
This study sets out to investigate how pre-service ESL teachers shape their beliefs in the process of experimenting with new teaching methods introduced in the teacher education programme. A 4-year longitudinal study was conducted with four randomly selected ESL pre-service teachers. Their theoretical orientations of ESL instruction were tracked at intervals through a protocol which consisted of i) descriptive accounts, ii) surveys, iii) lesson plan analysis, iv) lesson recording and v) interviews. Despite the fact that these 4 student teachers had shown different theoretical orientations in the protocols, they shared similar patterns of instructional practices in the Teaching Practicum. It was also found that the new teaching method practiced in the teacher education programme was re-conceptualised by these student teachers in the actual teaching context because of the strong influence of their personal agency beliefs. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong