Training confident primary modern foreign language teachers in England: An investigation into preservice teachers’ perceptions of their subject knowledge


Woodgate-Jones, A. (2006) Training confident primary modern foreign language teachers in England: An investigation into preservice teachers’ perceptions of their subject knowledge. Teaching and Teacher Education (doi:10.1016/j.tate.2006.10.008).

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The National Languages Strategy, published in the UK in 2002 offers all primary school children an entitlement to learn a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) by 2010. The supply of adequately trained teachers is one of the key determinants of the success of this initiative. This paper presents findings from a study involving 18 teacher education institutions offering a primary MFL specialism, focusing particularly on the preservice teachers’ confidence in their own subject knowledge. A compulsory component of the specialism is a month of practicum abroad and this article explores the potential benefits and difficulties associated with this experience, as reported by the preservice teachers through questionnaires and focus groups.

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Keywords: Teacher education; Modern languages; Preservice teachers; Subject knowledge; Foreign languages; Primary education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 43279
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:27
Contact Email Address: acwj@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43279

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