Leadership in English Language Education: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Skills for Changing Times presents both theoretical approaches to leadership and practical skills leaders in English language education need to be effective. Discussing practical skills in detail, and providing readers with the opportunity to acquire new skills and apply them in their own contexts, the text is organized around three themes:
The roles and characteristics of leaders
Skills for leading
ELT leadership in practice
Leadership theories and approaches from business and industry are applied to and conclusions are drawn for English language teaching in a variety of organizational contexts, including intensive English programs in English-speaking countries, TESOL departments in universities, ESL programs in community colleges, EFL departments in non-English speaking countries, adult education programs, and commercial ELT centers and schools around the world. This is an essential resource for all administrators, teachers, academics, and teacher candidates in English language education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
"This volume is filled with useful information for those who already are leaders in English language education as well as those preparing to be leaders. A key concept presented in this book is that all teachers/educators are leaders when they have a positive influence on others as they do their job, whether it be peer mentoring, curriculum development, program redesign, or helping to improve the school environment. I hope we'll see a lot more attention to leadership training in our field as a result of this important new book."
Sharon Seymour, ESL Educator; CATESOL Past President
"This book is a metaphor for the authors themselves: thorough, detailed, committed to professional development as a tool for excellence in outcomes. It reflects their long-standing commitment to sound scholarship and their recognition in the field as teachers/scholars."
Michele Sabino, University of Houston-Downtown
"As an individual in a position of leadership within the field of English language teaching in U.S. higher education, I was very stimulated by many of the ideas on leadership, management, and administration."
James Valentine, Director, American Language Institute, University of Southern California
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