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Pre-primary English teacher education in Macau: Investigating a teacher educator's beliefs and practices
Barry Lee Reynolds1; Jin-Jy Shieh1; Xuan Van Ha2
2022-06
Source PublicationEducation as Change
ISSN1947-9417
Volume26Pages:1-33
Abstract

This qualitative case study explores a language teacher educator’s beliefs and practices regarding pre-primary English teacher education in Macau. The focal participant was an experienced English language teacher (20 years) and teacher educator who is a native speaker of American English. The data were collected over five years, and include written reflections, classroom observations, course syllabi, and interviews. The findings reveal that the teacher educator held six main beliefs regarding various aspects of language teacher education for the pre-primary level, namely, beliefs about (1) the purpose of pre-primary English teacher education, (2) being a teacher educator, (3) the nature of the teaching methodology course, (4) the students, (5) pre-school learners and learning, and (6) the development of the teaching methodology course. The educator’s beliefs were largely reflected in practice, as revealed in the course design, material selection, teaching, and the design of student assignments and other forms of assessment. The educator adjusted his/her practice over time in response to students’ needs, self-awareness, and the university policies. The teacher educator’s beliefs and practices were shown to be mutually informing.

KeywordBeliefs Macau Pre-primary Pre-service Teachers Student Teachers Teacher Educator Teaching Philosophy
DOI10.25159/1947-9417/10592
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Language英語English
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorBarry Lee Reynolds
Affiliation1.University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
2.Ha Tinh University, Vietnam
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Barry Lee Reynolds,Jin-Jy Shieh,Xuan Van Ha. Pre-primary English teacher education in Macau: Investigating a teacher educator's beliefs and practices[J]. Education as Change,2022,26:1-33.
APA Barry Lee Reynolds,Jin-Jy Shieh,&Xuan Van Ha.(2022).Pre-primary English teacher education in Macau: Investigating a teacher educator's beliefs and practices.Education as Change,26,1-33.
MLA Barry Lee Reynolds,et al."Pre-primary English teacher education in Macau: Investigating a teacher educator's beliefs and practices".Education as Change 26(2022):1-33.
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