ReviewsThe book certainly stirs up a number of issues and is quite an eye-opener. Without doubt, it amounts to a first-year practitioner's toolkit, providing the first step in marking the route with, perhaps, the identification of more concrete teaching content to be followed. All in all, the book is an excellent case study of a teachers' support group whose aim is being fulfilled as they reflect on their professional problems.
A valuable contribution to the scholarship on language teacher education. Thomas Farrell makes a persuasive argument about the need for greater support for pre-service and novice teachers, and this volume provides an important part of that support through compelling stories from novice teachers, insightful analysis, and pragmatic advice on the utility of reflective practice.
The Linguist List
This book is a must read for novice ESL teachers, as well as those who teach in and design teacher preparation programs.
TESL Canada Journal