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Call for Chapter Proposals: Optimizing Practica in Teacher Education for TESOL

  • 1.  Call for Chapter Proposals: Optimizing Practica in Teacher Education for TESOL

    Posted 23 days ago

    Dear Colleagues, 


    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: 

    • Understand the trends and issues that have led to changes in the TESOL practicum and how TESOL programs address the changes in their TESOL practicum; 
    • Learn theoretically-based models used to frame the TESOL practicum; 
    • Understand what effective TESOL practicum designs are and how they are implemented; 
    • Understand the impact of the practicum experience on preparing pre- and in-service teachers to effectively teach ELLs 

    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 

    • Community-based experiences 

    • Overseas 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.  


      Submission Guidelines: 

      • State the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact details at the top of the page. 
      • The abstract should include the aim of the chapter, the theoretical orientation (included literature), the methodology, the (expected) main results and conclusions.  
      • Length: 500-600 words (not including references, no more than 3 or 4 key references) 
      • Times New Roman, 12 point, single-spaced 
      • Please follow APA 7th Edition for references 
      • Include a short bio, max 50 words, for each author 
      • All articles/studies should be original and have not been published in other venues. 
      • Please email your abstract to by October 31, 2020. 


      Projected Timeline: 


      Chapter abstract DueOctober 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 ( or Wayne Wright ( with any questions.





      Chang Pu, PhD 

      Associate Professor 

      Department of Teacher Education 

      Berry College 


      Wayne E. Wright, PhD 

      Professor & Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language 

      College of Education 

      Purdue University 

      Chang Pu
      Berry College