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Dilemmas in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

40 Cases


ISBN: 9780472033782

Publication Date: Aug 2009

Format: Paperback

Cases explore some of the ethical decisions teachers have to make. Should a teacher accept a gift from a student? How can a teacher address a personality conflict among students in a class? This title tackles the social, ethical, and emotional situations that educators have to handle, often without guidance.
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Cases explore some of the ethical decisions teachers have to make. Should a teacher accept a gift from a student? How can a teacher address a personality conflict among students in a class? How should a teacher respond to complaints about a colleague? "Dilemmas in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages" tackles the social, ethical, and emotional situations that educators have to handle, often without guidance. Presenting 40 real-world cases as springboards for discussion, the textbook gives prospective and current teachers practice in exercising judgment in difficult and often ambiguous situations. The casebook encourages users to consider problems from multiple perspectives, examine underlying principles, and estimate practical consequences as they formulate their conclusions. With each case, variations on the topic and follow-up prompts help to stimulate analysis and encourage reflection.
Date Published 30 Aug 2009
Publisher Michigan ELT
Series Michigan Teacher Training Series
Subject/s ELT: teaching theory & methods   Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)  
Dorothy S. Messerschmitt and Johnnie Johnson Hafernik teach at San Francisco State University.

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