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By Yuhong Jiang

This booklet deals a entire, updated evaluation of the new specialist advancements of lecturers of English within the western area of China within the context of English language educating reform and instructor schooling reform. It discusses a wealth of theories, frameworks, qualitative case reports and quantitative investigations, whereas additionally protecting more than a few key practices which are quintessential. It equips readers with an in-depth figuring out of the impression of the present curriculum reform at the advertising of lecturers’ cognition, feelings, attitudes and understanding in their self-development, in addition to academics’ corresponding efforts to replace their academic suggestions, think again their instructor roles, improve their educating abilities, and enforce new techniques to their expert development.

It is a beneficial source for someone pursuing study during this box in addition to in-service lecturers, instructor educators and schooling directors. And because it bargains functional aid for the capability problems and demanding situations they could come upon, it's also a must-read for the scholar lecturers of English.

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As a kind of learning, teachers’ professional development is regarded as a process of self-regulation during which learners solve their internal contradictions, and it must be achieved through concrete experience, cooperative dialogues and personal reflection. This kind of the constructivist learning theory which has been familiar by many scholars now has been widely applied into the field of teachers’ professional development. Discussion on teachers’ development from this point of view focuses on how to cultivate teachers to be reflective practitioner and make them improve teaching practices through reflection in teaching.

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