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Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives


reviewed by Carla Paciotto 2005

coverTitle: Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives
Author(s): Diane J. Tedick
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
ISBN: 0805848800, Pages: 348, Year: 2005
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Diane Tedick’s carefully edited volume Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives is a timely and valuable contribution to the composite and often fragmented field of second language teacher education. The volume should be recommended reading for all second language teacher educators who are involved and interested in reforming and improving second language teacher education programs. Embracing an international perspective, the volume shows the complexity of the field of second language teacher education and considers the limitations of traditional second language teacher education programs but above all provides concrete directions for reconceptualizing their theoretical foundations and reforming individual programs. The volume’s contributions include almost all second language teacher education settings, from English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) to foreign language, language immersion programs, and transitional bilingual and dual-language programs, at both the school and university levels, within and outside of the U.S. contexts (Australia,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1555-1561
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11769, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 6:14:53 AM

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  • Carla Paciotto
    Western Illinois University
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    CARLA PACIOTTO is currently an Associate Professor at Western Illinois University. Her research interests include education for minority populations with an emphasis on indigenous education (Mexico) and border communities (Slovenes in Italy). She is currently carrying out a research project related to bilingual education programs for Slovenes in Italy. Her latest publications include: Paciotto, C. (2004). Language Policy, Indigenous Languages and the Village School: A Study of Bilingual Education for the Tarahumara of Northern Mexico. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 7, 6, 529 548.
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