AAUSC 2011 Volume: Educating the Future Foreign Language Professoriate for the 21st Century

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2012 - Education - 288 pages
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Emphasizing the importance of educating the future professoriate for the foreign language profession, this volume presents pedagogical and theoretical frameworks for graduate student development that respond to the changing landscape in the field. Specifically, the volume advances professional development models and practices that take into account the longitudinal nature of teacher education. In doing so, it questions existing educational paradigms that have not prepared graduate students adequately to address the challenges of becoming successful teacher-scholars. The volume provides the reader with specific examples from the field that explore the implications of the latest research on language use, literacy, instructional technology, and curriculum design for graduate student teacher development and gives concrete suggestions for implementing a sustainable and coherent approach to teacher education that addresses the complex components of foreign language study in higher education.
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Heather Willis Allen is an assistant professor of French and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Allen's research interests include foreign-language teacher development, literacy-based language instruction, and language-learning motivation. In addition to presenting at conferences, Dr. Allen's articles have appeared in the ADFL Bulletin (2010), the French Review (2009), the L2 Journal (2010), the Modern Language Journal (2010), the NECTFL Review (2008), From Thought to Action: Exploring Beliefs and Outcomes in the Foreign Language Program (2007), Principles and Practices of the Standards in College Foreign Language Education (2009), and Sociocultural Research on Second Language Teacher Education: Exploring the Complexities of Professional Development (2011). Heather received her Ph.D. in French/Education from Emory University in 2002.

Hiram Maxim received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University, his M.A. from Middlebury College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He taught two years at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and then six years at Georgetown University before joining the Department of German Studies at Emory University in August 2007 as Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies. In addition, he has taught German at the high school level in Virginia and Istanbul, Turkey and has been awarded yearlong grants by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to study at the Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitšt in Mainz and the Freie Universitšt in Berlin. His scholarship has been recognized twice for distinction by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). His research focuses on instructed adult second language acquisition with specific interest in curricular models that support the longitudinal nature of second language development. His forthcoming co-written monograph, REALIZING ADVANCED L2 WRITING DEVELOPMENT IN COLLEGIATE EDUCATION: CURRICULAR DESIGN, PEDAGOGY, ASSESSMENT, documents the potential for the longitudinal development of foreign language learners' writing abilities when a coherent curricular framework is in place. Dr. Maxim is also interested in foreign language teacher education and is currently editing a volume on graduate student teacher education at the college level. Dr. Maxim happily teaches all levels of German as well as courses in applied linguistics. For the past couple of years, he has focused his attention on the first two years of instruction. In addition to his departmental home in German Studies, he is a Core Faculty Member in the Linguistics Program and Director of the Emory College Language Center.

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