Continuing Professional Development: The Way Forward for English Language Teachers

Kapur, Kirti (2013) Continuing Professional Development: The Way Forward for English Language Teachers. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). ISSN 2277-307X

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) centres on the idea that an individual aims to augment her/his professional skills and knowledge beyond the training received at the onset of their career, or as part of the qualifications required to carry out a job. Over the course of any career, it would be reasonable to expect that there are opportunities available for informal and formal engagements that assist individuals in the renewal of their technical skills and enhancement of thinking. In the case of teaching in India, after pre-service training, there are few opportunities for in-service development. This is because in-service training is dependent on external factors such as institutional support, employer’s initiative, policy measures, etc.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kapur, Kirti
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilinguality, Multilingual Education, Learning Classrooms
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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