Planning Change, Changing Plans

Innovations in Second Language Teaching
Denise E. Murray, Editor


Planning Change, Changing Plans provides examples of educational innovation and change—case studies that invite teachers and administrators alike to examine assumptions underlying proposed change and to learn how to build changeability into educational practice. This volume documents twelve different instances of innovative plans, all of which, while achieving some of the original goals, found both impediments and opportunities in the change process.

The cases produced demonstrate how teachers resist, interpret, and adapt the change to their particular local context and their beliefs about language and language learning. The case studies are presented by the teachers, researchers, administrators, and consultants who were involved in the specific innovations, and examples represent change and innovation in different countries, in different aspects of the teaching/learning enterprise, and at different levels of educational administration.

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  • curriculum, assessment, second language pedagogy, policy, professional development, educational innovation, case studies, accountability, bilingual instruction, culture, English as second language, English as a foreign language, English for specific purposes, materials development, language minority students, communicative approach, task-based approach, program evaluation, educational reform, stakeholders, standards, textbook selection