Preparing Second Language Teachers for Strategy Instruction: An Integrated Approach


  • Christopher M. Ely

    1. Ball State University
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      Christopher M. Ely (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Associate Professor of English at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.


ABSTRACT  Given current interest in strategy instruction, teacher education programs need to provide teachers with solid preparation for working with their students' learning strategies. This article discusses an approach to teacher education in which training for strategy instruction is integrated with other teaching methods instruction. Current trends in strategy instruction and teacher education are identified and the integrated approach is described. Affective questions (such as teacher resistance and receptivity) and crosscultural issues in teacher preparation for strategy instruction are discussed.