Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year - Thomas S.C. Farrell

Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year - Thomas S.C. Farrell

The beliefs and practices of novice teachers in Hong Kong: change and resistance to change in an Asian teaching context

Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year - Thomas S.C. Farrell

Alan Urmston [+-]
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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I am Assistant Professor in the English Language Centre at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Team Leader responsible for the Graduating Students Language Proficiency Assessment (GSLPA). I have been working in Hong Kong since 1989. In addition to working at Poly U, I have taught English in the local secondary and tertiary sectors. Between 2001 and 2005 I was Subject Officer for the Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (English) at the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. I hold a PhD (with distinction) in Educational Linguistics from the University of Luton (now the University of Bedfordshire) and an MA (with distinction) in TESL from the City University of Hong Kong.
Martha C. Pennington [+-]
Birkbeck University of London
Martha C Pennington is a Research Fellow in Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck University of London. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she became a tenured Lecturer teaching English to international students while completing her degree. She has also held Professorial and administrative posts at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the City University of Hong Kong, the University of Bedfordshire, Elizabethtown College, and the School for African and Oriental Studies of the University of London. She previously edited a column for Gendai Eigo Kyoiku (Modern English Teaching) and was editor-in-chief of Writing & Pedagogy. She is currently editor of the book series Innovation and Leadership in English Language Teaching (Brill, formerly Elsevier), Frameworks for Writing (Equinox), and Applied Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching (Equinox). Pennington’s books on pronunciation are Phonology in English Language Teaching: An International Approach(Longman), Phonology in Context (Palgrave Macmillan), and (with P Rogerson-Revell) English Pronunciation Teaching and Research: Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan). She has published articles on the teaching of pronunciation in edited collections and in TESOL Quarterly, The Modern Language Journal, and RELC Journal, and has guest-edited a special issue (52.1) of RELC Journal on Pronunciation Teaching.

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This chapter looks at the experiences of a cohort of graduate teachers in Hong Kong during the period 1997-1999 and how their beliefs and practices changed during that time

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Urmston, Alan; Pennington, Martha. The beliefs and practices of novice teachers in Hong Kong: change and resistance to change in an Asian teaching context. Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 89-103 Jan 2009. ISBN 9781845534035. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28393. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28393. Jan 2009

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