Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Educating Foreign Language Primary School Teachers: A Review of Models of Teacher Education and New Proposal

Jesús Alirio Bastidas Arteaga

Abstract


The implementation of foreign languages in primary schools in Europe and Latin America since the 1980’s motivated some administrative and academic decisions in the teacher development of both in-service and pre-service primary school teachers. In this article, first, the most well known models of professional education, such as: craft model, applied science model and reflective model are reviewed, then some models developed for training foreign language (FL) primary school teachers are analyzed . Finally, a model to educate FL primary school teachers is proposed based on curriculum conceptions. At the end of the article, the author draws some conclusions and highlights the most relevant characteristics of the model.

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