A global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications, training and career development by Dr. Helen Emery

04.06.2012

A global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications, training and career development by Dr. Helen Emery

This book has recently been published and it has drawn a lot of attention from English teachers. The author is a Senior Lecturer in the   Department of Language and Linguistics at the   University of Essex. She has taught English language (General, Business, IELTS) in Brunei, Egypt, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Oman and

the UAE. Also Dr. Helen Emery is the joint co-ordinator of the IATEFL Young Learners and Teenagers special interest group. The book is  a report on  a global study of primary  English teachers’ qualifications, training, teaching experience and career development.  Electronic and skype surveys were made  and almost 2,500 responses were collected from 9 countries around the world. Classroom and online teachers, head teachers from rural and urban areas were interviewed. The research indicates some global trends in areas of teaching and learning English and raises issues which should be  taken up by teachers and officials  and describes some solutions.


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