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Description - Leadership in English Language Education by MaryAnn Christison

Leadership in English Language Education: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Skills for Changing Times presents both theoretical approaches to leadership and practical skills leaders in English language education need to be effective. Discussing practical skills in detail, and providing readers with the opportunity to acquire new skills and apply them in their own contexts, the text is organized around three themes: * The roles and characteristics of leaders * Skills for leading * ELT leadership in practice Leadership theories and approaches from business and industry are applied to and conclusions are drawn for English language teaching in a variety of organizational contexts, including intensive English programs in English-speaking countries, TESOL departments in universities, ESL programs in community colleges, EFL departments in non-English speaking countries, adult education programs, and commercial ELT centers and schools around the world. This is an essential resource for all administrators, teachers, academics, and teacher candidates in English language education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805863109
ISBN-10: 0805863109
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - MaryAnn Christison

MaryAnn Christison is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah. She teaches courses in the MA and PhD graduate programs and coordinates the ESL endorsement program. Christison was TESOL President 1997-98 and serves on the Board of Trustees of The International Research Foundation (TIRF) for English Language Education. Denise E. Murray is Emeritus Professor at Macquarie University, Australia and San Jose State University, United States. She was department Chair for 9 years, director of a national centre for 6 years, and TESOL President. Her research interests and teaching include leadership and management in ELT.

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