The fourth volume in the successful IFTE series provides an international perspective on the knowledge and professional development of the English teaching workforce. It provides a state-of-the-art review of English teaching and teachers and how they are developed over time.

With contributions from leading scholars around the world, this volume is divided into four sections that follow the journey of an English teacher from being a student, to the latter stages of professional development and becoming a teacher. It sheds light on how different elements such as school culture, professional development, higher-level qualifications, professional associations and government policies contribute or detract from retention and job satisfaction.

International Perspectives on English Teacher Development serves as ideal reading for the research and teacher education community along with teachers and student teachers globally.

chapter |10 pages


The Remarkable Careers of English Teachers

section Section 1|65 pages

What Makes an English Teacher

chapter 1|12 pages

‘I can't imagine a better profession’

Factors influencing the decision to teach English

chapter 3|11 pages

English Teachers as Readers

Identity and Knowledge

chapter 4|12 pages

Stylistics as pedagogy

The value of literary linguistics for the secondary literature classroom

chapter 5|15 pages

Becoming an English Teacher

An Arts-informed and Inquiry-based Model of Initial Teacher Education

section Section 2|96 pages

Initial Teacher Education

chapter 7|12 pages

On mirages and monsters

English language arts for the untimely

chapter 8|15 pages

Developing English teachers in New Zealand

The battle for professional knowledge

chapter 9|14 pages

Balancing intervention and agency

Reform agendas in Initial Teacher Education in Australia

chapter 11|13 pages

Blending the Old with the New

Year-long Secondary English Internships in Western Australia

chapter 12|14 pages

Disruptive Synergy

Reframing the Policy-Practice Discourse to Transform Teacher Education

section Section 3|68 pages

Life as an English Teacher

chapter 13|13 pages

A praxis of pre-service English teacher writing

Walter Benjamin and ‘operating writers’ in an age of standardisation

chapter 14|12 pages

Sustaining Professional Learning for Sustainable Rural Contexts

The Power of the National Writing Project in Developing Adaptive Expertise

chapter 15|15 pages

An activist democratic model of teacher professional learning

The Teaching and Learning Caskets Imaginarium 1

chapter 16|11 pages

Developing teachers' writing lives

A case study of English teacher professional learning

section Section 4|66 pages

Great Teachers of English

chapter 18|14 pages

The attrition of the expertise of teachers of English

From the rich pedagogy of Personal and Social Agency to the poverty of the Powerful Knowledge Heritage model

chapter 19|11 pages

Expert English teachers as/in groups

chapter 20|13 pages

Long time becoming

The role of cultural memory and professional learning in sustaining English teaching

chapter 21|13 pages

Teachers of Writing also Write

Insights from the Toronto Writing Project

chapter 22|13 pages

The Courage to Teach Today

What Do Teachers Need?