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International research into teacher professional development: implications in the current context

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Watch a recording of our webinar about recruitment, retention and in-service training of English language teachers in public schools/universities in Latin America and the Middle East.

About the webinar

This webinar is based on the findings of a 2014 comparative research study into recruitment, retention and in-service training of English language teachers in public schools/universities in Latin America (Brazil, Colombia and Mexico) and the Middle East (Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, with Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia grouped together).

In the first section we review the research findings relating to teacher professional development. We then move on, in the second section, to discuss the implications of these findings and the way the situation has altered and/or been impacted by the current Coronavirus situation.

This is the fourth in a series of twelve webinars by winners of the British Council's English Language Teaching Research Awards (ELTRAs)

Watch the recording below

About the speakers

Dr. Amanda Howard has worked for nearly thirty years as an English language teacher, teacher trainer and lecturer in both the Middle East and the UK and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Leeds. She is also the founder of an educational consultancy specialising in teacher education, Corinium Academic Solutions.

Telma Gimenez is Senior Professor at Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL) at the Postgraduate Programme in Language Studies. She holds a PhD from Lancaster University (1994) where she developed a study on teacher education, complemented by postdoctoral research at the Institute of Education/UCL (2014) on globalization and English as a Lingua Franca.  After many years of experience as a teacher educator and coordinator of projects with schoolteachers, now she supervises research on English language teacher education and language policies. 

Dr. Nora M. Basurto Santos holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick and has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked as a professor and researcher at the University of Veracruz in Mexico for over 35 years, teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Language School. She was a founding member, designing the MA TEFL, as well as the PhD in Language Studies and Applied Linguistics.

Read the presenters' related ELTRA research paper to this webinar.