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Language teacher associations: key themes and future directions

Paran, A; (2016) Language teacher associations: key themes and future directions. ELT Journal , 70 (2) pp. 137-149. 10.1093/elt/ccv081. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper presents the themes that emerge from the Special Issue on Language Teacher Associations (LTAs). I discuss various conceptualisations of LTAs, as well as the different theoretical frameworks which the contributors to the Special Issue use in their analysis. I then focus on some of the ways in which LTAs achieve their mission of providing Continuing Professional Development to language teachers. I discuss the importance of conferences for LTA, as a crucial space for CPD, as an valuable membership benefit, and as a space for initiating change. Throughout, I point out the implications of the various papers for LTAs, for researchers and for members of LTAs.

Type: Article
Title: Language teacher associations: key themes and future directions
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/elt/ccv081
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1093/elt/ccv081
Language: English
Additional information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in ELT Journal following peer review. The version of record, Paran, A; (2016) Language teacher associations: key themes and future directions. ELT Journal, 70 (2) pp. 137-149, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/elt/ccv081
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475677
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