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Svalberg, Agneta M.-L.; Askham, Jim – Language Awareness, 2014
The paper investigates how a student on a master's-level teacher education course for English language teachers goes about constructing her grammar knowledge. The learner is a novice teacher with English as a foreign language. Learner diary, interview, and group interaction data were analysed thematically, revealing that she made relatively few,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Metalinguistics, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers
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Burley, Suzanne; Pomphrey, Cathy – Language Awareness, 2003
This paper derives from the innovative language teacher education programme described in a previous article published in "Language Learning Journal" (Burley & Pomphrey, 2002). It outlines the development in student teachers' understanding of their role as language educators through an analysis of the beginning and end of this…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Constructivism (Learning), Student Teachers, Modern Languages
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Sealey, Alison – Language Awareness, 1999
Reviews the Initial Teacher Training National Curriculum for Primary English, which specifies what students who are intending to become primary school teachers must be taught about the English language. It also discusses two other key policy texts: the "National Curriculum for English" for primary school pupils, and the "National…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English Instruction