A Time to Break Down, and a Time to Build Up: Teacher Education in Ontario.Report as inadecuate

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TESL Canada Journal, v12 n1 p81-95 Win 1994

Starting from the premise that the education provided to Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) in Ontario is going from bad to worse, this article discusses the concept of professionalism, suggests some basic principles and components of sound teacher education, and ends by suggesting that the present undesirable situation could be seen as a window of opportunity. (LR)

Descriptors: Educational Improvement, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Government Role, Learning Theories, Practicums, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Training, Public Policy, Student Journals, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship

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Author: Mendelsohn, David

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7543&id=EJ499454

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