'Forget all you Learned at ____': Role of Teacher Education
Thomas S. C. Farrell [+]
Chapter 2 notes that no in-depth case study of novice ESL teacher experiences in their first year teaching has been accounted for in the TESOL literature and so the chapter outlines and discusses in detail how data were gathered and analyzed as well as the overall framework that guided the research reported on the three novice ESL teachers in subsequent chapters of this book. This chapter also sets the scene for the novice teacher reflection group by outlining the result of the overall interpersonal climate of all the group discussions before going into detail of particular topics they talked about that are outlined in subsequent chapters. These topics are not presented in order of their frequency but rather in chronological order as experienced by the teachers themselves.