Dr. Wayne Wright (Purdue University) and I (Berry College) are pleased to invite chapter proposals for an edited book titled Optimizing Practica in Teacher Education for TESOL: Identifying Effective Design, Implementation, and Pedagogy. We have already been in discussion with Routledge/Taylor & Francis who have expressed strong interest in the book.
In this book, we will explore innovative structures and high-quality TESOL practicum designs in response to current changes, and investigate the impact of the practicum experience on preparing pre- and in-service teachers to effectively teach English Learners. We welcome chapters that include practice-informed discussions, dialogues, and reflections regarding TESOL practicum programs' design and implementation, recent changes, opportunities, challenges, and possible solutions.
The objectives of the book are for educators and researchers to:
We are particularly interested in topics in the following areas of focus, or that fit the scope of the book:
Innovative practicum collaborations with schools
The TESOL practicum and edTPA
Afterschool program practicums
We expect that the chapters will include the following contents: the framework/model used to structure the TESOL practicum, a description of the practicum design (i.e., instruction, practices/activities, and assessment tools) and the course(s) (if applicable), technologies (if applicable), research design, lesson learned (e.g., advantages offered by this design, effective practices), its impact on teacher candidates and ELLs as well as schools/programs, and challenges and solutions.
Chapter abstract Due: October 31, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2020
Full Chapter (5000-6000 words) Due: April 2021
Review Due: July 2021
Revision Due: September 2021
Submission of Book to Publisher: October 2021
Anticipated Publication: Spring 2022
Please reach out to Chang Pu (email@example.com) or Wayne Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Chang Pu, PhD
Department of Teacher Education
Wayne E. Wright, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development
Professor & Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language
College of Education